It seems like nowadays, large companies are constantly attempting to copyright phrases and words that they may be using in their next product to gain a leg up on the competition. Additionally, when a company files for a copyright it gives us a small idea as to what they may be up too, and what we might be able to expect in the future. This time, we’re taking a look at Microsoft, whose attempting to grab several terms for themselves. On December 9th, Microsoft applied to copyright the terms “Microsoft Mod”, “Windows Mod”, and “Microsoft Office Mod”. More recently, December 19th to be exact, Microsoft filed for the phrase “Throne Together” under the usage of “Game Software”.
So, what do these things mean, and what should we be expecting from Microsoft? Well, let’s first take a look at the terms centered around “Mod”. It could be quite possible, considering the phrases that they’re attempting to copyright, that Mod might be a rebranding of the metro theme they seem content to force on users. Alternatively, this could be the newest in terms of their software like. For example, instead of Microsoft Office 2014, we may be looking at “Microsoft Office Mod” instead. As for “Throne Together”, considering it was filed for under the usage of “Game Software”, the only real conclusion that can be drawn is that it’s some form of game. Regardless, the only way we can find out is to watch and wait, and see what Microsoft has in store for us.
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If you're interested in viewing the copyrights yourself, you can take a look here.