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Open letter to Kingcam who wants to cancel the registration the trademark.
Congratulations! You win! I created my game in memory of my late mothercat passed away at an early age of 62 . I released
in Eli‘!!! five months after she passed and I made it because she always liked these sorts ebgames. In fact, ifyou beat the full version ofthe android game, you will
still get the message saying '...the game was made in memory of my mother, Layla...' I created this game people like her and to help support my
family, wife and two boys in and 4. Two years after! released , you released Candy Crush Saga on mobile; the app icon, candy pieces, and even the
rewarding, "Sweet!" are nearly identical. so much so, that! have hundreds confusion from users who think is Candy Crush Saga,
outhit is a Candy Crush Saga knockoff. so when you attempted to in , I opposed it for' Likelihood of confusion" (which is
within my legal right} given I filed for my registered trademark back in Eli‘!!! (two years before Candy Crush Saga existed}. Now, after quietly battling this trademark
opposition for a year, I have learned that you new want to cancel my trademark so that! dont have the right to use my own game' s name. You are able
to do this because only within the last month you purchased the rights to a game named Candy Crusher (which is nothing like or even Candy Crush
Saga}. Good foryou, you win. I hope you' re happy taking the food out of my family' s mouth when clearly existed well before Candy Crush Saga.
I have spent overthrew years working on this game as an independent app developer. I learned how to code on my own after my mother passed and
was my first and most successful game; its my livelihood, and you are new attempting to take that away from me. You have taken away the possibility of
blossoming into what it has the potential unbecoming. I have been quiet, not to exploit the situation, hoping that both sides could agree on a peaceful
resolution. However, your move to buy a trademark forthe sole purpose begetting away with infringing on the trademark and sickens me.
This also contradicts your recent quote by Riccardo in "An open letter on intellectual property" posted on which states, "We believe in a thriving game
development community, and believe that good game developers - both small and large - have every right to protective hard work they do and the games they
I only trying to protect my hard work.
I wanted to take this moment to write you this letter so that you know who I am. Because I new know exactly what you are Congratulations on your success!
President (Founder), Ransome Apps Inc.