The Resurrection Of Acclaim

Video Game Law Blog

December 09, 2005

When Acclaim Games went belly-up in September 2004, it left scads of vaunted intellectual property like 'The Adventures of Mary Kate& Ashley"? in legal limbo. Howard Marks, a former significant shareholder and executive with Activision, had the foresight to buy up what was perhaps Acclaim's greatest intellectual asset its name. Now, it is being reported that Marks is readying to launch a new company with the old name, specializing in casual, Asian-style MMOs. Whether Marks' Acclaim will have more success than the Acclaim of old remains to be seen, but we're glad to see that someone is making the attempt.

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