Both developers to continue using their respective names.
After Candy Crush Saga developer King had registered trademarks for the words “Candy” and “Saga”, thus entering into disputes with Stoic Studios’ The Banner Saga and Albert Ransom’s CandySwipe. It has been recently announced that both creators came to an agreement with King to continue using their respective trademarks without fear of infringement.
Stoic stated that, “Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic’s The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future.”
Ransom added on his own website that, “I am happy to announce that I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark and that 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.”
All’s well that end’s well, right?