Think Marvel is content with only printing comics, offering digital comics, dominating the comic book movie box office, and hosting its own online digital comic repository? Think again. According to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office it looks like Marvel has something big planned for BLIP and secured the domain name

Take the jump for a look at the trademarks Marvel filed. It gives you a pretty clear idea of what is going on.

IC 045. US 100 101. G & S: social networking services; providing computer game software, applications and development tools to social networking websites for entertainment purposes and to enhance social networking experiences; providing an Internet website portal featuring social networking opportunities, applications, computer games and links to other websites for the purpose of social networking.

IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game programmes downloadable via the Internet; Computer game programs; Computer game software; Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; Computer software development tools; Computer software, namely, game engine software for video game development and operation; Downloadable computer game programs; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Downloadable computer programs featuring positionable game piece figures for use in the field of computer games; Interactive multimedia computer game program; Interactive video game programs; Interactive video games of virtual reality comprised of computer hardware for use with an external monitor and software; Video game software.

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: computer services, namely, software development services, computer programming, design, development and deployment of computer games, video games, online games, game related applications and development tools for others; computer game development and integration services; providing a website on the internet for hosting computer games; providing a website featuring non-downloadable software tools for use in accessing, playing and tracking performance regarding computer games provided online and via computers, mobile computers and wireless devices, and for communicating with other players of such games, and for creating and hosting micro websites for others

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic, video and prose presentations featuring news and information regarding computer games, computer game enhancements and development tools, social networking tools and opportunities, and links to other web sites that feature computer games and related news and information; Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line computer games; Providing information on-line relating to computer games and computer enhancements for games; Provision of information relating to electronic computer games provided via the Internet.

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1 Comment

  1. Will be interesting to see if this will be just another blip on the radar.
    Alright. Jokes aside.
    Marvel could definitely leverage some kind of social media effect, especially with digital comics. I mean, a rate/review system with a “what are you reading?” tone could work wonders.

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