The recent renewal of the trademark ''Killer Instinct'' made by Microsoft in September 2012 has been denied by The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) because of likelihood of confusion. Trademark 3370331 is a simple word mark ''Killer Instinct'', and it's owned by Fox Television Studios, Inc. The most apparent use of the mark by Fox is that of the Killer Instinct crime drama television series aired in 2005, which is also what is directly referenced. There may be other uses of the mark in Fox's shows.
Apparently, Rare is hiring new programmers for a new Kinect game, could it be Kinect Instinct?
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Microsoft's "Killer Instinct" Trademark Renewal is Denied - "Likelihood of Confusion"