Microsoft seeking 'Adera' trademark

Software giant files application with United States Patent & Trademark Office for "game software."

What with Gears of War, Halo, and Fable, Microsoft has a number of prized franchises on its hands, and that portfolio may be set to grow if a new trademark application is any indication.

What might Adera be?

On March 1, Microsoft filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office for "Adera." The mark is to be used for "game software," namely an "online computer game."

No further information regarding the trademark application was made available, and as of press time, Microsoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

It is not clear if Microsoft's trademark application has any connection with the 2009 movie Adera. That film focused on the efforts of an Ethiopian woman living in South Africa struggling to support her children and to return to them.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

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supertom221
supertom221

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4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

The film reminded me of a musical I saw a while back: "Oh Africa, Brave Africa"- it was a laugh riot.

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

I am also curious about any possible connection to the 2009 film of the same name. This could be a game-changer for Microsoft. Most definitely.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Its a crappy name but we desperate for exclusives so we'll take it MS PS please just dont make it a kinect game,thank you

steelmouth
steelmouth

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dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

Everyone is on the wrong track.. I think this is gonna be an Adele themed kinect-space-shooter. XD Adera: A Dope Experience Rocking Adele - That or itll be the ethiopian movie adaptation.. maybe even starring adele or her music. -

Erebus
Erebus

Adera... Ad era.... Oh hell no....

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

hopefully they will make something good and it's not related to the movie at all

Link3301
Link3301

Microsoft obtaining a new IP and developing a game for PC? Blasphemy!

mehrdad19872010
mehrdad19872010

It's probably a kinect game where you have to do all kinds of hard work as a woman to make enough money at the end of each level.

tajirinere
tajirinere

'Cos that is sooooo Microsoft, fighting for plight of Ethiopian women ;)

visionedorange
visionedorange

this is what the gaming industry truly need, finally i get to enjoy the epic struggle of an ethiopian woman trying to survive and support her children in the upcoming epic: Adera