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Using Names for Weaponry used in Actual Games?

Asked by: Melissa Hood

Can you use real weapon names in games?

TL;DR – No, you can’t use official names of guns, in your game, without a license to do so.

Why can’t games use real gun names?

For decades, game companies entered into long-lasting and mutually beneficial licensing deals with gun manufacturers. If a game wanted to use a recognizable, trademarked design or a brand name of gun, it would need permission. The same was true for vehicles, recognizable landmarks, or other kinds of weapons.

Can weapons be copyrighted?

Weapons are subject to copyright laws like any other product, so if you use any weapon in your game (except the AK-47 which is in the public domain I heard), you’ll have to pay the license fee.

Why can tarkov use real gun names?

Tarkov’s main operating costs are from gun/gun part licensing fees and not maintaining servers. That’s why ARMA/COD and countless games all opt for fake gun names like M416, PM5, PM7, etc – to cut down on unnecessary costs.

Is the AK-47 copyrighted?

Chief of nation’s state arms-trading monopoly said Russia will defend the copyright of the AK-47 Kalashnikov, which is made without license by manufacturers around the world.

Is Glock copyrighted?

GLOCK possesses the sole and exclusive rights to its names, product names, brand names, logos, designs, product configurations, service marks, trademarks, trade dress, slogans and all intellectual property.

Are gun names copyrighted?

Guns are not copyrighted, but trademarked. Games typically have to come up with their own names and/or designs to avoid legal issues.

Why do people put FPS after their name?

FPS Has a Couple of Meanings in Video Games

FPS can mean “first-person shooter games” or “frames per second”. And no, these terms aren’t related, other than you can use them to talk about games and that they share the same acronym.

In which games whistle and guns are not used?

Whistles or gun are not used in Deaflympic games. The Deaflympics also known as Deaflympiad are an International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event at which Deaf athletes compete at an elite level. Unlike the athletes in other IOC-sanctioned events, the Deaflympians cannot be guided by sounds.

Can guns be used as melee weapons?

1. Can a pistol with a range of 0-1 be used as a melee weapon ? You are correct. You cannot use a pistol as a melee weapon.

Are pistol swords real?

A rare variant of the World War II Japanese Nambu automatic pistol was a pistol sword. It is possible that this non-regulation weapon was privately purchased by an officer as only one example is known to exist.

Is a halberd an AXE?

halberd, also spelled halbert or halbard, weapon consisting of an ax blade balanced by a pick with an elongated pike head at the end of the staff. It was usually about 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 feet) long. The halberd was an important weapon in middle Europe from the 14th through the 16th century.