Take-Two objects to It Takes Two trademark application

Take-Two objects to It Takes Two trademark application

Grand Theft Auto giant Take-Two has opposed a trademark application by Hazelight for its title It Takes Two.

As reported by Eurogamer, the US publishing giant has twice asked for an extension for its window to oppose the filing, leading to developer Hazelight abandoning ownership of the trademark.

The studio applied for the It Takes Two name in May 2020, before it was published for opposition the following September. Take-Two opposed the trademark earlier in 2021, with Hazelight opting to abandon the filing in March.

Speaking to Eurogamer, a spokesperson for the studio said that it "cannot comment on ongoing disputes" but was "hopeful it will be resolved".

It Takes Two made its debut at the end of March 2021, going on to sell one million copies in its first month and hitting two million units by June.

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