Naming 2 things completely different the same name (like the comic someone showed) is different than naming something very comparable the same name. Someone knows the story of war of the gods? It maybe why he said they should sue, I mean if its the same story than god of war. For Scrap Metal tho, its pretty obvious what the developer are trying to do here, if it would be my trademark I would certainly sue them. Not for money but to force them changing the name. Imagine if 3D dot game heroes would get call, Dezla a link to the ancient time.
Naming it twisted metal would make it the same name. Sharing one word out of two is perfectly fine.
Essentially what Sony would have to do is prove the durr test. Essentially they bring you up in court and then they show you the picture of the name Scrap Metal and then ask you about what you think you're seeing. Can you honestly imagine anyone failing the durr tes here?
Like me and others said It actually share 2 words not one. Metal is the same, scrap and twisted are synonym, each of the titles means the exact same thing: deform metal.
It doesn't matter, they have to prove confusion. It doesn't matter if they are similar, all that counts is that the average person would be confused by the conflicting trademarks.
Scrap metal = Waste metal
Twisted metal = litterally twisted metal. But twisted does not make it scrap.
Anyone who gets confused between the two is seriously lacking in the mental department. Are you confused between the two.