Cyan has two companies?

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Cyan has two companies?

Postby samd » Sat May 21, 2016 4:50 pm

After the departure of brother Robyn Miller from "Cyan, Inc.," a second company, "Cyan Worlds, Inc.," was started. Both companies are located, which company are you? from wikipedia?
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Re: Cyan has two companies?

Postby dgelessus » Sat May 21, 2016 5:05 pm

I'm quite sure the two are just different names from different times for the same company. Look at the footer of this website:

Myst Online: Uru Live™® is the sole property of Cyan Worlds Inc. Copyright 2003-2015 Cyan Worlds, Inc. All Rights reserved.
Myst is a registered trademark of Cyan, Inc. © 1994-2015 Cyan, Inc. The Myst logo is a registered trademark of Cyan, Inc.
Myst and all character names and likenesses are trademarks of Cyan, Inc.


Maybe they were originally called Cyan, then changed to Cyan Worlds during Uru times, then went back to Cyan (at the moment they call themselves Cyan, Inc., I think).
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Re: Cyan has two companies?

Postby belford » Sat May 21, 2016 8:36 pm

My recollection is that they switched to "Cyan Worlds" while trying to build up a side business of making Plasma worlds for other companies. The Crowthistle worlds were a demo or promo or test of that business. But it didn't take off, obviously.

You can do a trademark search for this stuff.

Word Mark CYAN WORLDS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: COMPUTER SOFTWARE GAME PROGRAM. FIRST USE: 20031113. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20031113
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76064085
Filing Date June 5, 2000
Registration Date March 30, 2004
Owner (REGISTRANT) Cyan, Inc. CORPORATION WASHINGTON 14617 North Newport Highway Mead WASHINGTON 990219378
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date October 31, 2014
Andrew Plotkin -- Seltani founding member
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Re: Cyan has two companies?

Postby Yali » Fri May 27, 2016 3:28 pm

They adopted Cyan Worlds around 2000/2001 right before Uru then reverted back to Cyan in 2012/2013 for marketing purposes. Seems they wanted to rekindle their old 90s image, what better way to that than return to their old name and logo.
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