Wizards of the Coast, publisher of the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering, has registered an Australian trade mark application for the term ‘Dragons Of Tarkir’.
It was reported last week that the company had filed a trade mark for the term ‘Khans Of Tarkir’, and this new similar trade mark gives further clues about what has been speculated could be new Magic: The Gathering expansions.
The ‘Dragons Of Tarkir’ trade mark was registered on February 21 by the US headquarters of Wizards of the Coast and a Sydney-based legal representative, Baker & McKenzie.
It covers classes across computers, video games, toys and electronic magazines. Specifically:
Class 9: Apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; computer hardware; computer software; application software; interactive entertainment software, including computer game software, computer game programs, computer game cartridges, computer game discs; downloadable software for use in connection with computers, portable gaming devices, console gaming devices, communication devices and mobile telephones; printed publications in electronically readable form
Class 28: Toys, games and playthings
Class 41: Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities; publication of books, magazines and journals; publication of electronic books and journals online; publication of multimedia material online; providing online electronic publications (not downloadable); organisation of competitions
The trade mark remains at the early status of ‘Filed – Approved’, meaning it has not been seen by an IP examiner yet.
Wizards of the Coast also filed an Australian trade mark for the previously-reported ‘Khans Of Tarkir’ on February 18, covering the same classes.
The company also publishes Dungeons & Dragons and other gaming products, so the two trade marked terms could be related to those, but the MTGSalvation message board last week speculated that ‘Khans Of Tarkir’ could be related to Magic: The Gathering because the US trade mark specifically covers ‘trading card games’ as a class.
Furthermore, the domains DragonsOfTarkir.com and KhansOfTarkir.com both redirect to the Wizards of the Coast website and were registered a month ago, once more confirming that both terms will be used by the company at some point in the future.