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Are you ready for Ringo Starr: The Game?

Trademark suggests solo career is going interactive

"I'm warning you, with peace and love... no more fan mail, thank you, thank you, and no objects to be signed - nothing. Peace and love, peace and love."

Ah, Ringo Starr. With your refusal to scrawl on a bit of paper for your fans - not to mention those megabucks Aviva ads - some may say you've sold your hippy heritage down the river.

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Others will add that you've used your fortuitous association with three hugely talented individuals to build a brand power you barely merit.

Then again, you might be making Ringo: The Video Game. In which case, all is forgiven.

The Voice Of Thomas the Tank Engine (and drummer in some band) has filed a new trademark in the US on January 23 for the brand "Ringo" (see image, above). And what on Earth could 'nee Starkey' wish to do with his name?

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it's got something to do with: "COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE, COMPUTER GAME DISCS; DOWNLOADABLE COMPUTER GAME PROGRAMS; DOWNLOADABLE COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE VIA A GLOBAL COMPUTER NETWORK AND WIRELESS DEVICES; DOWNLOADABLE ELECTRONIC GAME PROGRAMS; DOWNLOADABLE COMPUTER GAMES VIA THE INTERNET AND WIRELESS DEVICES; DOWNLOADABLE ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS FEATURING MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND TOPICS OF GENERAL INTEREST."

Other potential items named include toys, jigsaw puzzles and plush toys.

The applicant is named as a Mr. 'Starkey, Richard AKA Ringo Starr', care of 'Bruce V. Grakal, Esq'.

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If Ringo does become a game, it won't be Starr's first appearance on console. The sticksman's likeness, voice and drum loops were used in Harmonix' excellent The Beatles: Rock Band in 2009.

Starr, alongside Paul McCartney, addressed the Microsoft conference at E3 that year to unveil the game. He commented on how lifelike the "androids" on screen were. Textbook.

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