Developers of games with the word “Memory” in their titles are being urged to change the name or face removal from the App Store. This isn’t Apple being a bully. This is because some company in Germany by the name of Ravensburger owns the trademark to the word “Memory” when relating to games in several countries.
They aren’t necessarily a troll, either. They own a board game “Memory” which is very popular, and has sold for years. However, the problem with this is that generic words like “Memory” can be trademarked for games. This means a developer with a game named something like “Memory Match” would have to change their name.
One developer had to pull their game due to time constraints, reports Gamasutra, but plans to re-submit early next year. There are several games with the word in their titles and those developers will all have to change the name or pull their app.