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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2020, 01:09:26 AM »
inb4 Klonoa is the 5th DLC Smash fighter.

In all seriousness, I'm very glad that Klonoa actually got something.
I am still NOT back.

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2020, 06:39:23 AM »
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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2020, 06:23:58 AM »
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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2020, 09:29:59 AM »
Yooo I'm getting more hopeful now!

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2020, 04:08:52 AM »


“Klonoa Encore" trademark has gone from "pending-application-awaiting examination" (係属-出願-審査中) status to "Survival-Registration-Continuation" (存続-登録-継続) on September 7th, 2020.

Anybody else getting excited?  :O

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2020, 11:01:38 AM »
I'm not familiar with trademarks. I assume "Survival" means they registered to keep the Klonoa franchise under their control. "Registration" I suppose is just standard saying they own it.

Where I'm really intrigued is "Continuation". Do they intend to continue the franchise in the near future? Does Encore include bonus level material? It probably does not cost any extra to declare Continuation in the application but I do wonder.

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2020, 12:59:45 AM »
I created an accounted just to reply to this post haha. Glad to see that Klonoa still has a chance to return from the dead, despite the movie being cancelled, and I'm even more happy to see that there's a lot of passionate Klonoa fans out there.

It took a while but people seem to be finally remembering Klonoa, there's a lot of youtube videos with a big views count and people playing the game. One of the biggest surprises for me this year was to see Korone (Vtuber) play Klonoa DtP, she really enjoyed the game and she's quite famous. Just looking at the comments for Korone's streams it seems that a lot of people took interest in playing Klonoa.

It's definitely the best time for Klonoa to return, there's the trend in developers/publishers ressurecting old IPs (Crash, Spyro, Spongebob games, etc.) with remakes and new games, plus a rise in Klonoa's popularity.

That said, I really hope that Klonoa of the Wind Encore is a remake of Klonoa DtP + 2, if they just remake DtP or remaster the Wii version it's fine, but even today there's some problems when it comes to emulating Klonoa 2, we need a proper remake to that game.

Also if Klonoa of the Wind Encore does happen, I hope Bandai Namco doesn't kill the IP again with utterly bad marketing as they did with Klonoa 2 and, especially, Klonoa Wii.

Well, we can only hope. Regardless of what happens, I just wish to see this criminally underrated series to be loved and appreciated by as many people as possible.

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2020, 05:45:24 PM »
A quick correction on the translation of the current trademark status: it is  “LIVE/Registration/Issued and Active”. According to JAPIO (Japan Patent Information Organisation) this status means “The trademark application has been registered/published with the government office.” [https://www.japio.or.jp/00yearbook/files/2017book/17_1_08.pdf] From observation, this appears to be the last step before an official announcement, it’s just a matter of when though.

I hope I don't have to stare at more trademarks in the future... trying to understand how trademarks/patents work is nightmarish ESPECIALLY in another language.  x_x

Special thanks to @evilarceus1 on twitter for the help clarifying.

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Re: New trademark registered - Klonoa Encore
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2020, 03:17:31 AM »

New addition added yesterday (9/25/20): Record of Registration - Registration Certificate (登録記録 登録証)

For most trademarks Bandai Namco has registered, this would appear to be the last step but the time between this and an actual announcement always differs.
I'm still feeling positive about this.  :)