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Microsoft and Mythic settle dispute over trademark

Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment has settled its dispute with Microsoft over the rights to the "Mythica" trademark, and has registered a trademark for the name in the USA after MS dropped its claim to it.

The dispute began late last year when Mythic complained about the use of the Mythica name by Microsoft in association with a massively multiplayer title which the Redmond-based software giant had in development.

Although Microsoft actually stopped work on the Mythica MMORPG in February, it's taken several months for the trademark case to reach a settlement; but last week Microsoft dropped its claim to the trademark, and today the two companies formally announced that they have resolved their differences.

"We are very pleased with the settlement of this suit," said Mythic president and CEO Mark Jacobs. "We have worked hard for nine years to earn our reputation for producing high quality online games and in the end, we got exactly what we had asked for from the beginning - the right to use our Mythic name and registered trademark without infringement."

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