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Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

Ben Parfitt
Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

The developer of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has said it will resist a legal challenge from clothing firm Diesel.

Eurogamer reports that the Italian fashion brand believes that the name of Black Forest's upcoming game Dieselstormers will means there's a "likelihood of confusion" between the two.

As incredulous as that sounds, Diesel's trademark covers a range of non-clothing items, including video games.

"We're considering this trademark opposition just another challenge on the road," Black Forest boss Andreas Speer said. "We've managed to overcome all obstacles in the history of Dieselstörmers and this dispute won't stop us from making a great game.

“We have no intention of changing the name of the game back to Ravensdale because that would cause much more confusion for the players than a name that happens to include a clothing brand. Since the name 'Dieselstörmers' has nothing to do with fashion, but is referring to the fuel, we're confident that Diesel's objection will not hold up.

“Right now, we're awaiting the decision of the Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market in the matter. If they accept the opposition, we will try to settle things with Diesel out of court."

Dieselstörmers was first revealed under the name Ravensdale. However, after a failed Kickstarter it re-emerged as Dieselstörmers and was able to successful reach its $50k funding goal.

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