Microsoft has been denied a trademark renewal of Killer Instinct, Rare's 1994 coin-op fighting game that was released on the Super NES in 1995.
The reason the trademark was refused renewal was curiously due to a short-lived 2005 television show of the same name. According to the court, granting the trademark renewal could "cause confusion".
Microsoft is appealing the decision.
Killer Instinct trademark renewal denied to Microsoft
04 December 2012 | By JonahFalcon
- Game Informer