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Wizards of the Coast trademarks the word "Planeswalkers"

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Of late, trademark applications by Wizards of the Coast at the United States Patent Office (and those of other countries) have been good sources for information on Magic-related things much, much earlier than they're released. Usually, this entails set names - but the latest filing is for something that could never be that, because, well, it's the word "Planeswalkers."

Word Mark PLANESWALKERS
Goods and Services IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Card games, trading card games, playing cards and accessories for use therewith

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing online computer games and interactive multiplayer online computer games via a global network; organizing and conducting game tournaments and exhibitions in the field of games; providing industry information online via a global network, namely, online publications in the nature of articles and magazines on games and gaming; entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of motion pictures and ongoing television programs
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86295665
Filing Date May 30, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Wizards of the Coast LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 1027 Newport Avenue Pawtucket RHODE ISLAND 02862
Prior Registrations 3814866;3931986
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Unfortunately, that legal jargon is so broad it's unclear what they're trademarking a term that refers to Magic's best-known characters for. Some have speculated it's a renaming of the Duels of the Planeswalkers series; others say it's for a From the Vault product; and still others, based on the last clause ("namely, production and distribution of motion pictures and ongoing television programs"), say it'll be the name of the long-rumored Magic movie, to be made according to a deal inked with Twentieth Century Fox.

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