By Devin Kotani / April 2nd, 2013
We previously reported on a European trademark for the game surfacing, and now, an American trademark has been uncovered as well. The trademark is listed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the game’s title, Fantasy Life. Its owner/applicant is listed as “Kabushiki Kaisha LEVEL-5 CORPORATION JAPAN 1-1-1, Yakuin, Chuo-ku Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka JAPAN.” It was filed several days ago, on March 28th.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the game is coming over, but coupled with the previous European trademark, a case could certainly be said to be building.
Fantasy Life is a role-playing game that was released for the 3DS in Japan on December 27th, 2012. It is a collaboration between Level-5 and 1-Up Studio (formerly known as Brownie Brown). In addition to development by two renowned RPG developers, Fantasy Life also contains illustrations from Final Fantasy veteran artist Yoshitaka Amano, with music from fellow Final Fantasy veteran, and composer of The Last Story, Nobuo Uematsu.
Because I’m not sure if there’s a way to actually link to patent listings (the session timed out when I tried to click on the link I used), here are a couple of screenshots of the listing:
To take a look at the filing for yourself, visit the USPTO site here. Click on “Trademark Search” in the blue box in the upper left-hand corner below the header, click on “Basic Word Mark Search (New User)” on the new page, then enter “Fantasy Life” in the search field. It should be the first result.
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