Copyrighted names on the Arcade?

Creis

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I was looking at my profile, and I noticed that something I uploaded to the Arcade, "Pong Clone", is now called "Paddle Clone", even in the description, where i mentioned Pong now it says Paddle.
I guess we have to avoid Copyrighted names?

Jon

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We recently received a cease and desist letter from Atari that alleged copyright and trademark violation of a number of arcade games. Although I dispute the former, the latter, not so much. I have reason to believe that this was done automatically.

We've pre-emptively renamed a bunch of games to avoid further trouble from them.

TheIndieStation

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Big thumbs up for the admins here to keep an eye on that!
Even though a heads up to the publishers would be great as well =p

Creis

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I was trying to copy Minesweeper. If I upload that to the Arcade, should I call it "Underground Explosive Locator Clone" or something?

Donni11

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Big thumbs up for the admins here to keep an eye on that!
Even though a heads up to the publishers would be great as well =p
Yea I agree , it happens a lot ( especially with flappy bird , just look on the App store LOL )
Peace