This is Banner Saga, a kickstarter funded game with VIKINGS and north mythological theme that uses a NEW battle mechanic for their heavily STRATEGICAL game in which players set their team of VIKINGS and GIANTS against a new evil that has risen in the land.
Do you see the problem?
And what exactly does king.com wants? for Stoic to NOT be able to trademark their GAME'S name (not a word, but the whole name) and in effect, force the studio to change their names.
A lot has been said about the huge problem with patents today, This American Life made an in depth review of the situation in their really well made show about patents. We see everyday how patent trolls use the broken law to kill off young and promising companies, or annoying large companies, in effect negating the reasons the patent laws were created for. However, this new trademark sagas that were just launched are even more ridiculous.
I hope the court slaps king.com with a warning, or a fine for wasting their time. On what planet, in what universe can ANYONE believe that a person can accidentally mix the beautiful, smart, engaging and challenging Banner Saga game, with Candy Crush?
Patents are important, Trademarks are important, but PEOPLE, this is not what they were made for.