Candy Crush Saga developer King has responded to allegations that it has asked iOS developers to remove games featuring the word 'Candy' from the App Store, claiming that it would not ask studios to remove their game if the term was being used "legitimately".
In a statement issued to VideoGamer.com this morning, a King spokesperson confirmed that the company had "trademarked the word 'CANDY' in the EU, as our IP is constantly being infringed and we have to enforce our rights and to protect our players from confusion.
"We don't enforce against all uses of CANDY – some are legitimate and of course, we would not ask App developers who use the term legitimately to stop doing so."
In response to King's initial request, Hsu told gamezebo.com that he would “[change] the name if that is what I must do."
Source: King Spokesperson