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When trademarks and online games mix

Erica Poon, San Francisco


How are trade mark rights affected by online games? A recent discussion compared protection in the US, Canada and Korea

"It destroyed the academic records of budding young children including myself," joked John W Crittenden of Cooley Godward Kronish on the effects of World of Warcraft

But the most popular massively multiplayer online, or MMO, game in history is just one of a number of online virtual games gobbling up youngsters' and adults' time these days. Second Life, The Sims Online, City of Heroes and multiplayer...


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