The candy kings have reached an agreement! CandySwipe developer and King put aside their differences on the 'Candy' trademark.
Things are looking sweet in the mobile gaming world. Earlier this year a great trademark controversy arose. King, Candy Crush Saga developer, was made to defend its trademarking of the very common words "saga" and "candy". Albert Random, the independent developer of CandySwipe, soon posted an open letter to King. He criticized King's move to cancel his trademark. Stoic Studio, creator of Banner Saga, reported that the attempt to trademark "saga" was holding up release of a Banner Saga sequel.
Since then Albert Ransom says that an agreement has been reached between him and King over their legal battle on the trademarking of the word "candy."
"I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark. I am withdrawing my opposition to their mark and they are withdrawing their counterclaim against mine. I have learned that they picked the CANDY CRUSH name before I released my game and that they were never trying to take my game away. Both our games can continue to coexist without confusing players," written by Ransom on the CandySwipe website.
In February King finally gave up on trying to trademark the word "candy". In March developer behind Cut the Rope was still seeking to block the trademarking.