Metal band Iron Maiden is suing a game called "Ion Maiden" for misleading fans

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    https://kotaku.com/iron-maiden-is-suing-the-game-ion-maiden-1835110947

    Sorry for linking kotaku but this is funny
    Also worth noting that the band has a small history of taking similarly-named media to court
     
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    i hope my indiegogo campaign for my shitty shooter called "Bang chung" isnt affected by this decision.
     
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    Slowpoke.jpg also wow thats fucking :jew: as all ell man.
     
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    Wow must be nice getting free publicity for your game by bring dragged into a lawsuit you cant lose :D
     
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    I have no idea how law works there.They can't lose how?
     
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    Well I'm just guessing. I havent heard any iron maiden video games beside the pinball machine so I doubt that they've managed to set the Iron Maiden brand as one that is associated with video games. I think a good precedent would be the time Apple Computers got sued by the Apple Record company.
     
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    I've heard of neither of those but I'm going to take a wild guess and assume that the game Ion Maiden is better than the actual band
     
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    Iron Maiden has won a few of these lawsuits through force, actually. Court with money is a war of attrition
    You might be able to find some info about their court endeavors if you filter recent results out from google.
     
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    The game also stands accused of ripping off Iron Maiden’s trademark “steelcut” logo.

    ionmaiden_logo. iron-maiden-tableta-logo.

    Not that similar...I guess guys in 3D Realm guessed that was different enough...and I think I agree

    Of course they tried to capitalize on the band...but to the point of rip-off? I doubt it
     
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    Iron Maiden trying to be relevant again by suing a company over a $20 shooter.