According to a report today from Games Industry, the trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the video game title Star Wars 1313 has expired, perhaps indicating the death of the LucasArts property.
Documents from the Patent and Trademark Office indicate that notices of the trademark expiration had been sent to the patent holder Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, though the rights had been “abandoned” due to no Statement of Use or Extension Request being filed.
Then-president of LucasArt Paul Meegan said at the E3 unveiling of Star Wars 1313 in June 2012 that the game would tell a not-yet explored part of the franchise’s universe, according to a previous GI report.
"Star Wars 1313 dives into a part of the Star Wars mythos that we've always known existed, but never had a chance to visit," Meegan said.
However Meegan stepped down in August of that year and the project became endangered when Disney acquired Lucasfilm that October.
A representative from LucasArts told GI at the time Star Wars 1313 could still possibly see release if it were licensed, but the patent lapse seems to be the final nail in the title’s coffin.