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Is it legal to clone a character from other game? [duplicate]

Is it legal to make a character very similar/exact from other game? E.g. take characters from Team Fortress 2 game, remake them in pixel art and use it in my game, but just change their names(with an ...
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Is it legal to use other game's title word in my game's name?

Is it legal to use e.g. the word "Fortress" in my game’s title? There is a game called Team Fortress and I think it’s trademarked. I’m thinking of replacing the word "Team" with another word and ...
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Copying a successful game [duplicate]

Is it allowed to remake a game, if nothing is taken from a game except what we can see? Let's say I want to remake an old Super Mario game. What if I open up paint and try to draw everything like ...
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Can names of abilities or spells within a game be trademarked/copyright? [duplicate]

Okay, say I want to create an RPG similar to and takes inspiration from such games as Final Fantasy, The Elder Scrolls, Shin Megami Tensei, Pokemon, etc. and I would like to use familiar names in some ...
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Can I use the names or logos of real football teams in my game? [duplicate]

I am developing a football game and I want to know if it is legal to name teams after real football teams. What about their logos?
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I found a game with the same name as mine! What should I do?

I published my game Eyeroller on Google Play the other day. I checked there was no game on Google Play with the same name. But today I searched for "eyeroller" on Google (Yes, I should have done it a ...
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Do I need to ask Microsoft for permission to use their products logo?

I am currently making a trailer of my game for my college project, I would like to note that my game is cross platform. Do I need to ask for permission to use those images in such situation? - When ...
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Rules to start and naming a game studio

I would like to know if there is any copyright related rules to name a game studio specially for android appstore. I searched at the U.S. Copyright Office website and found many matches for same ...
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Copyright infringement in game title [duplicate]

I'm a wanna-be indie developer, and I am working on my first flash game. But, before I even start with the code, I want to know this: When determining the title of my game, how can I decide if it is ...
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Do I have to ask for permission to use real company logos for advertising props in the world in my sports game? [closed]

I'm making a simple turn-based Android ball flicking soccer game and I was thinking of creating a theme in a sports game, like soccer for example, usually had advertisement banner on walls and a bit ...
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Trademarks - a couple of questions

I got a couple of questions about game trademarks. When should I submit a trademark for my game if I see that this is a serious project? Where do I submit a trademark request? Does it have to be ...
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Safe to advertise without a trademark?

Alright, I'm currently thinking about registering my game with Steam's new Greenlight program. Only problem is I don't have a trademarked title yet and I read the government's registration process can ...