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The Classifieds: Trademark your guild name

The Classifieds brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

Oh my god. Oh my god, you guys -- BlizzCon 2011 is freaking next week. Like, seriously, in a week, we'll be in Anaheim sipping Horde and Alliance-themed cocktails.

Interestingly, The Syndicate, which has played together for 14 years, has trademarked its name. This is what they say about the process:

Back in 2006, The Syndicate ( became the first online community to Trademark its name. Through development consulting and strategy guide writing "The Syndicate" came to mean much more than simply a tag within an online game. Thus the legal protections of having the name Trademarked were put in place. After five years of owning a mark, paperwork can be filed that makes the mark incontestable. That paperwork has been filed and approved and now The Syndicate® has been granted that status. Said another way, no one can come along later and claim that The Syndicate was used by them first within the online gaming space. The mark forever is limited in its usage to only the "Syndicate" group. In addition to that, The Syndicate has put several agreements in place with major game developers and publishers recognizing the mark and ensuring that its usage is appropriately restricted within their gaming worlds.

So. I guess everyone else with the name The Syndicate is infringing. Guess we better all get out there and start trying to trademark our name.

Random Acts of Uberness

It's when another player lights up your night with precise play, a wicked sense of humor or unexpected generosity that your login becomes something to remember. Share your Random Acts of Uberness with Keep things brief (150 words or less, please), and be sure to list everyone's character names and home realms or battlegroup. Don't be afraid of sending an entry more than once if it doesn't appear; sometimes internet dragons eat email, and we'd hate to let that keep deserving players from getting their due.

Dîrtygurl of Dogma I've been looking for Chan's Imperial Robes for years. I had them on a character long ago, and have been trying to get them ever since. Supposedly the item is still in game after Cataclysm but I've had zero luck. Occasionally I check Undermine Journal to see if there are any for sale. Usually there aren't. Today there was one listed on Gul'dan (Horde) for 600g. I hopped over and created an alt. With little hope I offered Trade 1000g on my home server for 600g on Gul'dan.Dîrtygurl from the guild Dogma messaged me. She asked what I wanted the gold for, and after I explained she invited me, tossed a handy summon, and traded me the robes. No strings attached. Soon I'll be transferring back to my main server WITH my fancy yellow spider robes all thanks to Dîrtygurl. -- Ignition

Employment: Guilds recruiting

Looking for more? Send in your guild name, realm, a link to your guild website or armory listing and a sentence or two on your guild's focus (10-man, RP, late-night raiding, whatever) to

Authorized Persons Proper authorization is a big deal to this guild, I guess. Authorised Persons Only (Argent Dawn (EU)) is looking for people of all roles to fill a new 10 man raiding team ready for patch 4.3. Particularly eager to recruit those new to raiding who lack experience but have the willingness and the enthusiasm to learn. For more information or to apply visit -

Monty Python ahoy>Some things are just too classic to ever forget The Knights Who Say Ni are a small mature guild (both in time on server and average age of people playing). We have busy real lives and can not be on at set times but we enjoy the game have a good sense of humour and just want to have fun. We would love to have more like minded individuals in the game. Solid knowledge of Monty Python is a plus but not a requirement. One last note the Guild leader has the title of "The Rabbit" and this is our Crest.

Crack open The Classifieds for weekly player and community news, help finding the right guild, events of interest and more. Send us your shout-outs for Random Acts of Uberness and mail your news tips and announcements to

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