2 Apr 2019

Announcement: War Banner to become Dark Peak Games

Announcement: War Banner to become Dark Peak Games

As of the 1st April 2019 War Banner Limited will become Dark Peak Games Limited, this is no April fools day joke.

On the 1st March 2019 Games Workshop Limited (GW) requested the withdrawal of our trademark WAR BANNER as in their opinion it bears significant similarity to GW’s registered trademark WARHAMMER with our registration being sought in relation to the same classification of goods which GW sells under WARHAMMER.

In their defence GW has used its trademark WARHAMMER to sell sculpted miniatures, publications and accessories for tabletop wargaming since the release of ‘Warhammer 1st Edition’ in 1983. Over the years, GW has amassed considerable goodwill and reputation in this mark through its widespread and consistent use.

After seeking legal advice Mark Farr and Andy Hobday decided to comply and have worked with GW to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

Going forwards the use of War Banner will cease across all digital platforms from the 1st April 2019. Alongside this we are also currently in the application process with Companies House to change our name to Dark Peak Games Limited as well as making other changes wherever it is needed; this will take time, so please bear with us during this transitional period. We believe by the 1st of June 2019 we will have made all necessary changes to comply.

Our printed products will continue to carry the War Banner mark for the next three months or until sell-through whichever comes first. Mortal Gods and Gangs of Rome have been granted a longer sell through as they are recent products.

Why Dark Peak Games? The Dark Peak is a favourite walking place for Andy and Mark, and it was on Mam Tor when they first decided to embark on this adventure. We have looked to incorporate Mam Tor one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the Peak District and one-time hill fort in our new logo.

If you have any questions regarding these changes please contact us.

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