It's been close to a year since Warner Bros bought the Mortal Kombat franchise
from Midway Games. Now according to the US Patent and Trademark Office
, Warner Bros finally got three Trademarks covering the Mortal Kombat brand approved mid-March. Warner's new MORTAL KOMBAT
trademarks cover everything from video games, comic books, novels, online articles, Halloween costumes, t-shirts, socks and even lingerie. It's even more comprensive than the older Midway Games owned Trademarks, which are no longer valid. Covering their bases you can say.
Now while we don't expect them to be making Mortal Kombat brand lingerie, it is very possible this is a sign we'll be seeing a lot of new Mortal Kombat related merchandise coming from Warner Bros in the future. While looking at the t-shirt sections of stores like Target, Kohls and Hot Topic recently I noticed a lot of Warner owned properties on T-Shirts. So it's likely you'll soon see Mortal Kombat merchandise everywhere once again like back in the mid 90s. Like the recent Hospitality
parody Mortal Kombat shirt on Woot. I'm fairly certain that we will see Mortal Kombat products on Warner's vast WB Shop
later this year, so keep your eyes peeled!
Below are the trademark images courtesy of the US Patent and Trademark Office
. Click to enlarge and read them in detail.
Mortal Kombat Games Trademark
Mortal Kombat Games and Writing Trademark
Mortal Kombat Clothing Trademark
We hope getting this Trademark cleared is a sign we'll see marketing for Mortal Kombat 9
to begin later this month, like rumored
. We have our fingers crossed!
Thanks to friend and forum member pebkac
for sending us this tip.