I’m a lawyer who has gotten trademarks, as well as sent out these types of letters. On the one hand, I am a little amazed the USPTO gave out a trademark for “Wasteland.” That’s pretty generic and I’m sure the word has been used in many video games in the past.

However, the reality is that if you don’t protect your trademark, you lose it, so if you become of anyone even possibly infringing on you, you have to send out one of these letters and you have to get them to stop using the trademark. It’s just the reality of the law.