DOTA sees Valve and Blizzard clash

Ben Parfitt
DOTA sees Valve and Blizzard clash

Blizzard Entertainment, Activision’s global-leading money-generator of World Of Warcraft fame, has publicly criticised Valve for its bid to trademark the DOTA name in its upcoming title, DOTA 2.

What is now a disagreement could quickly plunge into a legal dispute, with both Valve and Blizzard planning to release games with the DOTA name while Valve looks to trademark the name for itself.

DOTA is common description of a popular online gametype, though also the abbreviation of an existing game, Defence of the Ancients.

For the full story, head over to Develop.

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Tags: trademark , blizzard , valve , copyright , defence of the ancients , dota

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