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Update #33

Twentieth Century Fox asks for time to oppose Dice Age

*news flash*

From the front line:

As if the Ice Age was exclusively the name of a movie, or if Dice Age was a movie itself, the 20th century fox has just asked for an extent of time (till the 10-26-2011) to oppose to the registering of our beloved Dice Age game name.

Now, to provide some co(s)mic relief, GWAL's challenge: PROPOSE NEW NAMES for this game, as a comment below or as a PM if you are shy. Remember, it's not just a game, it's a line of dice, and several games can be played with them, like marbles or playing cards. Name the revolution in playing dice!

Hall of Fame:
Juan Muchos Jarros: DICE MAGE
Dale Reed: DICE RAGE
Andre McInnis: DICE-ISIONS
OF DICE AND MEN
HEAD DICE
DICE-A-RONI
DICE SQUAD
OLD DICE
THE DICE IS RIGHT
Theodore Fauquet: CONVERT DICE
DICE GODS
Ekees: DICE ARTIFACTUS
GRIP OF TITANS
ARTIFACT POLYHEDRA
TESSERACT INFINITUM
FACETS OF MIGHT
COLORED FIDDLY BITS
Zackary Collins: DICE OF THE DEITIES
THE DICE AGES
Tristan Convert: DICE CREAM
ALEA CONFLICTIO
DICE AGE COMPENDIUM
DICE AGE THE CROWN OF GODS
THE CROWN OF GODS
ZUMUX!
DICE ARE GOING EXTREME
DICE A GAME EXTENT
DICE AND GENIUS
DICE ACE
DICE ARE
DICE AGE, THE DEFINITIVE DICE GAME
Rebecca Ruiz: DICE A GODS ERA
Area 42: THE GREAT DICE AGE
THE AGE OF DICE
DICE EVOLUTION
Nicholas W. Peddicord: ROLLING FATES
ORDER OF CHAOS
STATUE-DICE
SHAPE OF FATE
Giovanni Medina: EDAD DE DADOS
DOYCE AGE
DICE DICE BABY
XTREME DICE
Jason Christopher Faught: SCULPTUREHEDRONS
SCULPTYHEDRONS

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on January 12, 2012

      Thank you all for those propositions. Some of them really kick a**. We found a way to keep dice Age, as you know. Is this just luck?

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on August 24, 2011

      Convert Dice has my vote.

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on August 12, 2011

      Now, let's Vote. Pick up your favorite answer and post it here!

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      Creator GWAL on August 4, 2011

      Glad you were open about the name of the game! I personally like THE CROWN OF GODS. Or even DICE OF THE DEITIES. And yes, we all want to see this game made, we won't let the big guys crush this one it seems, which is awesome. Drooling over those alphas, can't wait to have a fist full of them! Keep up the good work man!

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on August 3, 2011

      But for a more serious suggestion, how about calling them Sculpturehedrons? Hmm, Sculptyhedrons? Neat!

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on August 3, 2011

      I find myself rather partial to Diceage, as in, you got some Diceage, man! Or, thats some mean Diceage!

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      Creator Cédric Nibaudeau on August 3, 2011

      To have more troubles with studios ...
      Live and let dice !

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      Creator Giovanni Medina on August 3, 2011

      Edad de dados? Doyce Age? Dice Dice baby? Xtreme Dice!?

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      Creator Nicholas W. Peddicord on August 1, 2011

      A few of my suggestions:
      Rolling Fates
      order of chaos
      Statue-dice
      Shape of Fate

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      Creator Area 42 Games on July 31, 2011

      I'd say register the trademark as "Tristan V. Convert's Dice Age" and then print on the box your name very small and then Dice Age really big.

      Other ideas:

      The Great Dice Age
      The Age of Dice
      Dice Evolution

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 29, 2011

      Pay enough and it will prove the point. The trademarks bureau approved the brand. The crappy movie owners don't seem to. I figured come on, I'd do the same; but actually I didn't, as I live with Dice Age Games in peace.
      It may be cheaper to find a new name before everything is printed or the game is too much known. But what can then prevent them from suing Dice Ace for example? I don't know. The best thing is to ask the benediction of those monarchs-over-the-law before we file another name. If they deign answer us!

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      Creator ozymandias on July 29, 2011

      I thought trademarks only could apply if there was a reasonable expectation of confusion. There is no risk of confusing a game played with new, and novel dice with a game themed after those crappy movies....

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      Creator Théodore Fauquet on July 29, 2011

      Actually the Convert Dice idea can be quite nice.
      Of course it refers to the great creator of the game
      but also to the fact that the Dice can be used for many games.
      The many shapes of all Dice get along also well with this name.
      The only problem is that it sounds a little too much like a collectible
      game rather than a serious game.

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      Creator Théodore Fauquet on July 29, 2011

      I like "The Dice Ages", it keeps alive the old name and is far enough from the "Ice Age" name (if they still fight for that, they would be really quibbling)
      Otherwise I was thinking of
      DICE GODS
      CONVERT DICE (as a little pun)

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      Creator Zackary Collins on July 29, 2011

      Dice Age 2: The Meltdown or maybe Dice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs...

      Ok just kidding, here are some real names:
      Dice of the Deities
      The Dice Ages

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      Creator Andre McInnis(Herald of the Search Duck) on July 28, 2011

      Here is some more
      OF DICE AND MEN
      HEAD DICE
      DICE-A-RONI
      DICE SQUAD
      OLD DICE
      THE DICE IS RIGHT

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      Creator victorvusa on July 28, 2011

      I think I bit off more than I could chew, but regardless, here are some alternate names that came to mind:
      Dice Artifactus
      Grip of Titans
      Artifact Polyhedra
      Tesseract Infinitum
      Facets of Might
      Colored Fiddly Bits

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      Creator Dale Reed on July 28, 2011

      After reading what Fox are up to, I think DICE RAGE would be appropriate! How arrogant are they to think they can copyright the words Ice Age just because of their sub par movies?!!! I can't imagine they have a leg to stand on with that one. Perhaps someone should tell them that foxes existed before they did too. Or perhaps they're already suing all the foxes till they change their name?

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 28, 2011

      HAHAHA I like it.
      @ Jason Christopher Faught, you right spotted it, man.

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      Creator Juan Muchos Jarros on July 28, 2011

      i vote for "Dice Mage". it's somewhat descriptive of the character of the player, and requires minimal change to the name (as i fear change).

      p.s.: i'm only half serious, though to be honest i'm only half kidding as well. so i'm covered whether you like it or not.

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 28, 2011

      @ Charlles Rubin, Well, yes. Fight the ridiculous.
      @ GWAL, I don't care so much about the name. Can we find another one? Good game! C'mon here guys - and gals - PROPOSE NAMES FOR THIS GAME, this will provide some co(s)mic relief. Either here on in PM if you are shy.
      But this doesn't mean I'll try my best to go on with Dice Age.

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      Creator Charles Rubin on July 28, 2011

      Sadly, "ridiculous" has become the name of the game on many copyright issues. Shepard is right that trying to reason with them is a good first step, but if they were being reasonable they would not have filed as they did. So I hope 'ready to fight" means prepared to hire a lawyer with the relevant expertise. . .

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      Creator vande casteele on July 28, 2011

      THEY'RE "HAS BEEN" : 20th Century Fox... it's 21th century now, hi hi!
      sorry...

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      Creator vande casteele on July 28, 2011

      DÉTRUIRE !!!

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      Creator enrico bedosti on July 28, 2011

      This is ridiculous. You might want to point out that, in the gaming industry, Wizards of the Coast used ICE AGE (and not DICE AGE but actually ICE AGE) as the name of an early expansion (1995) of its famous Magic the Gathering trading-card-game... so maybe WOTC should sue 20th century fox for later calling their movie like that ?!

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      Creator Linda Biancalani on July 28, 2011

      Go get 'em!!!

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      Creator Nicholas W. Peddicord on July 28, 2011

      Go big think of the free publicity they'll give you!

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      Creator James Weeks on July 28, 2011

      How ludicrously childish of a huge corporation. I'm honestly ashamed that there are people like this on our little rock. (There are worse people out there, but its still sad.)

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on July 28, 2011

      And so the malarky begins... Next thing you'll need to be weary of is Steve J*****n.

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      Creator GWAL on July 28, 2011

      Welcome to America, we don't want anyone to come up with anything. That said, I'd see what they do, but if they really don't like it, maybe you could just change the name to something else? I know it sucks, but Fox will bring a ton of money against little guys if they feel the need to.

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      Creator divaD27182 on July 27, 2011

      A little browsing on http://tess2.uspto.gov/ revealed 15 different LIVE trademarks with text "ICE AGE". 12 were Fox. 10 others are "ICE AGE CONTENTAL DRIFT". Several of Fox's "ICE AGE" trademarks are dead. Someone has a live 1995 "ICE AGE" trademark (bottled water etc ...).

      Maybe Fox thinks you conflict with "non-Christmas ornaments made of plaster, plastic, wax or wood" or "party ornaments of plastic" in 85342740. Of course, they apparently filed for that one in June of this year. (Which may mean that, if Fox considers that to be a goods and service match, then maybe you should oppose theirs. [I am not a lawyer.])

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 27, 2011

      Or did you mean the advertisement on the page? It seems its linked to this page...

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 27, 2011

      Easy, FOX is only a potential opposer today. I suppose it's about Ice Age, they want to look up if it can interfere with their toys I guess. I don't think there are Ice Age the movie yogurts ^^

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      Creator Charles Bonnell on July 27, 2011

      Maybe these guys should send Fox an email about infringement.

      http://hospitality.zibb.com/trademark/ice+age/30243188

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      Creator shepard on July 27, 2011

      I just asked my dad (who has many years of experience in patent and trademark law), and he suggests reasoning with FOX would be easier than lawyering up and 'fighting'. If you email me, he said he could give you some advice on how to handle this. *Note: He is not a practicing attorney, but can point you in the right direction.

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      Creator Jeff Nurkiewicz on July 27, 2011

      Are you kidding me? NEVER occurred to me. Fight the stupidity of Corporate America (but don't go broke doing it - I want my dice :-)

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      Creator H Lynnea on July 27, 2011

      Geeze. Guess I'm a huge geek, because when I first saw the name of this project, I thought of the different ages of Civilization (Stone, Bronze, Iron, &c.). I certainly never connected it with a cartoon.
      There's no way Fox can trademark the name "Ice Age". And the logos look nothing alike, so there's no infringement there. This is just a waste of their lawyers' time.

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      Creator Tristan V Convert on July 27, 2011

      Ok, honestly. Who thought of the movie when meeting this game's name? Are we going so poor that cartoons are replacing scientific references?

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      Creator melibabe on July 27, 2011

      Are they insane? Let's get this out to in the social media sphere. Mobilize the troops!

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      Creator Bryan Graham on July 27, 2011

      Toys-R-Us nothing, Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple (a company I otherwise like) have turned bullying small companies over patent/copyright/trademark infringement in a cash-cow. It's ridiculous and thoroughly infuriating. Fight 'em Tristan. I hope you win easily, and they waste a ton of money.
      They fail on both parts: Even if you could trademark Ice Age (which shouldn't have been aloud in the first place; it's a well recognized scientific term), the fact that Ice Age would prevent Dice Age from being used......grrrr, It just makes me wanna scream.

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      Creator victorvusa on July 27, 2011

      The last thing I want is for this to become a frivolous legal hassle that bankrupts Dice Age.

      Frozen water from a prehistoric era has nothing to do with specialty random number generators. This stinks of the Toys-R-Us bullying methodology. How bloody infuriating.

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      Creator Eric Johnson on July 27, 2011

      They should be ashamed of themselves. I'm just glad we have such a "free" market to fall back on. Oops.

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      Creator Andrew Lohmann on July 27, 2011

      And of course now I will too have to reconsider the name for the game I was designing in which tiny human parasites seek to survive (and escape) their prison.

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      Creator writingmonkey on July 27, 2011

      How ridiculous. Good luck in your fight.

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      Creator Andre McInnis(Herald of the Search Duck) on July 27, 2011

      I better rethink the name of my new collectible rodent throwing game!

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      Creator Alissa Simon on July 27, 2011

      Agree with Mattia. I was going to point out the exact same thing.

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      Creator Mattia on July 27, 2011

      Just a tidbit of information that may prove useful: in the game industry there is at least one precedent of Ice Age being used to market a CCG. In 1995, Wizard of the Coast published a Magic the Gathering expansion named "Ice Age".
      Don't let the big guy push you around!

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      Creator Andre McInnis(Herald of the Search Duck) on July 27, 2011

      Just spell "Dice" with a "y" and a silent 'q".

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