Following the revelation of competing claims for the publishing rights to Merchant of Venus, Wizards of the Coast (a division of Hasbro and licensor to one of the claimants) has registered “Merchant of Venus” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Meanwhile, Asmadi Games has turned the situation in to a free print-and-play game, The Venusian Kerfuffle [PDF].

[via GamesOnTheBrain]