Microsoft seeking 'Gunpowder' trademark

Xbox maker's mark to be used for "entertainment services, namely, providing online video games."

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Microsoft has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new project called "Gunpowder."

The trademark description sheds little light, noting only that the mark will be used for "entertainment services, namely, providing online video games."

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The trademark application was filed January 15. A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "Microsoft often acquires various trademarks as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment."

The USPTO in November denied Microsoft's trademark application for Killer Instinct, citing possible confusion with Fox's since-ended TV series of the same name.

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