TimeGate, Paramount Settle 'Section 8' Lawsuit

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Developer TimeGate today confirmed with Shacknews that it has settled the lawsuit against Paramount Digital Entertainment and Paramount Pictures over "Section 8."

Filed in early April, the lawsuit saw TimeGate allege that Paramount infringed on its "Section 8" trademark with an "interactive web series," announced just days after Paramount cancelled a meeting to see TimeGate's unrelated Section 8 video game.

The suit was dismissed without prejudice--meaning that TimeGate retains the option to re-file at a later date--after Paramount agreed to not use the "Section 8" moniker for its web series. It's the second such lawsuit and victory for TimeGate. Last year, TimeGate took ABC to court over the network's plans to make a sci-fi show titled "Section 8."

Under development since 2005, TimeGate's "intense sci-fi first-person shooter" Section 8 is currently slated to drop on PC and "next-gen console platforms" in late 2009.

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    April 23, 2009 1:14 AM

    It was my understanding that you could use the same name for a product as long as the two products were radically different. No one would mistake Elmer's Glue for Elmer's Wafflehouse. I guess when it comes to entertainment, the law views network TV shows, video games, and web stuff the same?

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