The European Union Intellectual Property Office, or EUIPO for short, has revealed the recent trademarks acquired by Square Enix.
Square Enix has apparently filed applications to acquire the rights for trademarks “Shellshock”and “Guardian Codex.” Both of them were filed under classes 9 and 41, which are “computer game software” and “Entertainment services” such as online interaction and multiplayer of course.
However, the Shellshock trademark was also filed under class 16 as well, which is kind of interesting since it includes the rights to publish “printed matter, books, stationery, computer game strategy guides” and such.
You can find both trademarks filings below:
It is worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time we see the name Shellshock in the video game industry, since Guerrilla Games and Eidos Interactive released a game back in 2004 called Shellshock: Nam ’67, and it was a third-person shooter set in the Vietnamese War. It even got a sequel a couple of years late, in 2009, titled Shellshock 2: Blood Trails. So will this be a remaster or is this an entirely different game?
Let us know what you think of both trademarks.