Ringo Starr Trademarks Name for Future Use in Video Games
Ringo Starr the avatar can already be seen in the video game The Beatles: Rock Band. Now the Fab Four's drummer wants to trademark his name for future use in "computer game software" and "games via the Internet and wireless devices."
Richard Starkey filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Jan. 23 to register the name "Ringo." While it's unclear exactly what Starr has planned for his moniker, the application calls for use in "toys, plush toys, stuffed toys and board games" in addition to video games.
Several websites have speculated that an announcement of some Ringo-themed game or app is forthcoming, and may even come at the interactive portion of this year's South By Southwest conference. The Beatles: Rock Band has sold more than two million copies since its release in 2009.