EIDOS UNDER FIRE
OVER ZERO TOLERANCE
Copyright 2005 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ November 16th 2005 ]
plc has come under fire after the former president
of US developer Technopop accused the publisher
of trademark infringement, claiming that Eidos
has no right to use the name Zero
Tolerance - the title of Technopop's 1994
Sega Genesis title.
Randel Reiss issued a Cease and Desist notice
citing: "As the sole owner of the worldwide copyright
and trademark to the Zero Tolerance videogame,
I have not granted permission in any way either
orally or in writing to use the Zero Tolerance
legal VP James O'Riordan has allegedly told Reiss
that there is only one registered trademark for
Zero Tolerance, and that is owned by SCi Entertainment
Group, owners of Eidos plc.
however, has alleged that Zero Tolerance is registered
with the U.S. patent office, and that Eidos is
"trying to cite a technicality that the US patent
office web site has the trademark cited as inactive."