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"Finding Dory" is a registered trademark by Disney Enterprises, Inc. You can look that up on the US Patent and Trademark Office. A trademark is also violated when you use a name which is so similar that one might confuse it with the trademark. Most people looking for a game about the movie might not remember if the name is written with y or i, so the ...


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I'm not a lawyer, this is not a legal advice site. Opinions, here, are just that: opinions. To have a definitive answer, you should consult a lawyer. I know that under parody law [...] I would suggest to be cautious about it. To use that it's easier if you have an history of goofing around with various subjects. Microcraft could very well be ...


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You can't patent a game. You might pattern a particular algorithm but it's unlikely to be of benefit to you to do so because of a couple reasons. Patents are highly specific. I was worried I was violating a memory management patent, but when I looked closely it was obvious the algorithm was completely different. This makes it easy to circumvent many ...


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But what if I provide users an editor where they can change company names (if they want to) from MICROCRAFT to MICROSOFT? Generally, when you provide tools that allow your users to produce content for your game, you'll want to include in your game's license agreement terms that dictate how and what may be produced. The single- or multi-player nature of ...



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