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Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM

This document is Blizzard's "notice of opposition" to Valve's efforts to trademark "DOTA," to which Blizzard has long objected. This federal lawsuit follows indications that Blizzard is planning a retail release for their own DOTA game, which at one point was thought to be a StarCraft II modification. Blizzard filing lists the following reason for opposition: "Priority and likelihood of confusion."

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25. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:57 Snabel
 
Theo wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:24:
But honestly when was the last time Valve released some IP they created, answer, HL2.

I'm not sure I see how it matters.

How does it impact the quality of the game or the entertainment you get from it whether valve found a small company with a great idea and a fun little game, bought them and made a big franchise out of it with games a lot of people love?

Would it somehow increase the quality of the games as they were if valve sat in a black room and invented these game-worlds and concepts on their own? I'd don't really see how it matters. Valve makes games that I love to play, how that happens isn't really important.

Having said that though, I'm not sure who's in the right here. It might very well be that Valve is at fault. However, Blizzard have shown themselves to be massive dicks in a lot of other cases over the years, so I'm sure there's plenty of blame that can be assigned to them as well.

This will just be a huge waste of everyones time and lead to nothing but lawyers with even larger boats.
 
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