Video Game Law Blog

August 26, 2005

Earlier this year, Japanese toy company Bandai and game publisher Namco announced that they will join forces and create a holding company called Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. The companies have not yet revealed their future branding strategy; however, they have filed Japanese trade-mark applications for two alternative logos. 

It appears that no similar applications have been filed in Canada or the United States, although that's not necessary yet becuase under international treaties the companies could file Canadian or U.S. trade-mark applications within 6 months and still claim the earlier Japanese filing date. 

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