Sega: Shenmue III Trademark a Fake

November 29, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

A trademark unearthed earlier this week attributed to Sega's Shenmue franchise has turned out to be a fake. Sega says that the application for a Shenmue III trademark was not filed by the company and that it is looking into its origins.

"Sega has confirmed that the recent application for the trademark of Shenmue III is a fake and is looking into the origins of this application," the publisher told GameSpot in a statement.

The trademark was found in a listing at the European Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM). It has since been removed. The hoax trademark, as Sega calls it, was filed on Monday, and covered "computer game programs," "computer game software," and "video game discs and cartridges," among other things. The original Sega series was planned as a trilogy for the Dreamcast. The last game in the series, Shenmue II, landed on the original Xbox in 2002.

Source: GameSpot

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Re: Sega: Shenmue III Trademark a Fake

Planned as a trilogy?  It was planned as something like 9 or 10 parts, if I remember correctly.

Re: Sega: Shenmue III Trademark a Fake

I think I heard something like that, but in the end they planned to make it a trilogy.  

Re: Sega: Shenmue III Trademark a Fake

No surprise. Shenmue is a dead series, wish people would get over it.

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