The Day Before: Calendar App Devs Confirm Copyright Claim

The copyright dispute surrounding the troubled MMO The Day Before rumbles on with confirmation the copyright claim against the title is genuine. The developer behind a calendar app, which shares the same name as the game, has publicly confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer that they will be “taking measures” to protect the app’s trademark. The dispute has already led to the game’s developers delaying the release of the game, pushing it into November. The Day Before was originally announced back in January 2021.

According to the developer, the app has surpassed more than 40 million users since launching in 2010. “We first distributed the app under the name ‘The Day Before’ in 2010 to provide anniversary count app services used in many countries around the world,” the statement reads.

“We hold trademark rights to the app’s name ‘The Day Before’ and have so far recorded over 40m downloads. Since the trademark registration in Korea in 2015, we have held the right (registered in the name of ‘The Day Before’ CEO Lee Sun-jae). Knowing that the game of the same name was produced, we are taking measures to protect trademark rights.”

The developers confirmed that the trademark is registered in other territories, including the United States, China, Korea, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, and throughout the EU. “We want to solve the trademark problem as soon as possible and continue to protect the app so that users can use it without worrying,” the statement continues.

The Day Before is scheduled for release (if all goes to plan) on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles and PC on Nov. 10. With so much drama surrounding its release and development, anything could happen next. What do you make of this latest twist in the story? Let us know in the comments below and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news. 

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