Activision takes Name of Obligation Warzone trademark struggle to courtroom


Activision Publishing final week filed a lawsuit seeking to put an finish to a trademark dispute over the phrase “Warzone,” as reported by PC Gamer.

The origins of the dispute return to final June, when Activision filed for US logos on each the time period “Warzone” in addition to “Name of Obligation Warzone” as they apply to video video games and leisure merchandise.

Washington-based, which has run a browser-based technique sport referred to as Warzone since 2017 and ported it to cell platforms, opposed these trademark functions in November. is claiming Activision’s logos are confusingly just like its personal, and if they’re allowed to undergo, they might hinder its personal makes an attempt to register logos round Warzone, which had been made in October.

Activision was initially set to file its response with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace by December 12, however has filed for and acquired 4 extensions on that deadline. The most recent deadline to reply’s opposition is right now, however as of this writing no such submitting was accessible on the USPTO web site.

Whereas Activision has but to plea its aspect of issues to the USPTO, its lawsuit offered its aspect of the argument. In it, Activision denied the likelihood for client confusion, saying the browser sport bears extra resemblance to the board sport Danger than a first-person shooter like Name of Obligation, and noting that’s title has by no means been made accessible on consoles.

Activision additional assaults the defendant’s claims by pointing on the market are 16 different cell video games with the phrase “Warzone” within the title, and noting “the time period ‘Warzone’ is a phrase that’s utilized by many video video games and different leisure merchandise that contain army fight.”

It didn’t point out the varied video games with “Warzone” within the title accessible alongside Name of Obligation Warzone on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox.

Activision is searching for a declaratory judgment that it’s not infringing on any of’s trademark rights, that its personal trademark functions can proceed to registration, and that be required to pay Activision’s “cheap lawyer’s charges and prices” within the case.

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