Report: Feds Let King.com Trademark the Word ‘Candy’

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ADOTAS (via Mashable) — From the “Your Government at Work/You Can’t Make This Shit Up” Department:

The makers behind the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga have received a sweet treat from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Almost a year after King.com Limited initially filed a trademark claim for the word “candy,” the filing was approved by the USPTO Wednesday. Now, app developers with games on the market that include the word in the title are reportedly receiving emails from Apple asking them to remove their apps from the App Store.

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