alfie
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March 29th, 2011 at 7:30:30 AM permalink
Hi All,

I've been working on a game and came up with the perfect name for it, which is 2 words xxxx xxxx, but it's been registered in the 009 class for several years by a slots company. It looks like table games go into this class as well. I really like the name, so any idea what my options are?
I thought about having xxxx xxxx Poker, but it's long.
Or put them together, xxxxxxxx.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Alfie
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MathExtremist
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March 29th, 2011 at 7:39:51 AM permalink
Contact Rich Newman of Howard and Howard in Las Vegas. Former IP counsel for a major gaming firm. http://h2law.com/attorneys/bio.asp?id=120
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buzzpaff
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:02:53 PM permalink
What is the general idea of your game? Surely there is more than one perfect name, with 3 card poker
probably a noteable exception. People would play BJ even if it started as 21 instead !
DJTeddyBear
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:45:41 PM permalink
3 Card Poker is a great example of a perfect name.

However, that game probably would do just as well if it have been named something like Mini Poker, or Small Hand Poker.

There's a strong likelihood that the game distributor will want to rename it anyway.

Our friend PaiGowDan had a better name than EZ Pai Gow for his invention. But the distributor he's working with also distributes EZ Baccarat, and the name does explain what it is, so the game's name got changed. Does Dan object? Hell, no!

Some people here tell me they love my Poker For Roulette idea, but think the name might scare off non-poker players. Does that bother me? On the contrary, I'm going to mention that to the distributor, and have even started to think about other names for it.


My point is, don't get wrapped up in the name. Make sure the idea is good. If you have a good idea, the name doesn't matter. And get a patent! Rich Newman is a good gaming patent lawyer.
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alfie
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March 30th, 2011 at 12:23:32 AM permalink
Thanks for the info guys.

I am based in England and Rich Newman is on my list regarding a patent, when i'm ready for that. Still developing the idea.

As a matter of course I do like to name a game, get the .com for it and ensure that there is no US and UK trademarks. Just because I think it may add value to any negotiations. But as you say a distributor may want to name it to fit in with their portfolio, which is fair enough.

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March 30th, 2011 at 10:31:31 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Some people here tell me they love my Poker For Roulette idea, but think the name might scare off non-poker players. Does that bother me? On the contrary, I'm going to mention that to the distributor, and have even started to think about other names for it.



How about "Roulette Jackpot" or "Jackpot for Roulette" or "Break the Bank Bet"

But of course that might turn off poker players ;)

Seriously, the idea is to indicate the bet is for roulette and there's a jackpot in it. On that vein you could also call it "Monte Carlo Bet," but that name would cause confussion in Vegas. "Break the Bank" is not roulettes pecific, and the bank won't be broken (far from it), but that might entice players to stick it to the casino. Besides, any winners can brag "I broke the bank at Caesars!"
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March 30th, 2011 at 11:06:57 AM permalink
For what it's worth, I'm sticking with Poker-For-Roulette until a distributor tells me they want to use a different name.

It was NOT my first choice. But was the first choice that was available as a .com name.
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October 8th, 2011 at 6:15:01 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

For what it's worth, I'm sticking with Poker-For-Roulette until a distributor tells me they want to use a different name.

It was NOT my first choice. But was the first choice that was available as a .com name.



Fair enough. I personally would be enticed by it if was simply called the "Poker Bet", or "Side Poker", since the relationship to poker is analogous, not literal, and that makes it really something "clever".
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October 8th, 2011 at 6:15:08 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

For what it's worth, I'm sticking with Poker-For-Roulette until a distributor tells me they want to use a different name.

It was NOT my first choice. But was the first choice that was available as a .com name.



Fair enough. I personally would be enticed by it if was simply called the "Poker Bet", or "Side Poker", since the relationship to poker is analogous, not literal, and that makes it really something "clever".
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October 8th, 2011 at 6:17:00 AM permalink
Quote: alfie

Hi All,

I've been working on a game and came up with the perfect name for it, which is 2 words xxxx xxxx, but it's been registered in the 009 class for several years by a slots company. It looks like table games go into this class as well. I really like the name, so any idea what my options are?
I thought about having xxxx xxxx Poker, but it's long.
Or put them together, xxxxxxxx.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Alfie



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