Will we get to see a replay of Games Workshop fiasco?

I'm not a gamer, so I just realized this when googling Meilin Miranda's latest serial and soon to be ebook The Machine God.


Games Workshops' Warhammer game also has a Machine God! Has it trademarked it?


While you might think the term "Machine God" might actually be of a valid claim for trademarking than Space Marines, once again we find machine gods in classic sci-fi literature long before the first video game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_God_Laughs


Has Games Workshop learned its lesson and will let well alone, or will Meilin Miranda's book get to enjoy the gobs of free publicity GW so kindly gifted to M.G.A. Hogarth and "Spots"?


Guess I better get ready to change my Twitter handle to "Machine God Wright..."


... hm. I like the sound of that.


Harlan ellison also has a story called The Machine God. GW can bite it.


The important question is does the so far hypothetical trademark apply to novels? If it doesn't, I think they might be hesitant to try to claim a common law trademark at this point.


The important question is does the so far hypothetical trademark apply to novels? If it doesn't, I think they might be hesitant to try to claim a common law trademark at this point.