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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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18. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:08 Yifes
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:57:
I know of at least one example of a Valve game that started out as a mod on a game IP that wasnt owned by them. Team Fortress.

BLizzard is making DOTA? Well thats news to me, I stand corrected then. How long has it been in development compared to Valve's version?

The big difference again is that TF had clear cut developers and Valve bought the entire team along with the IP.

Blizzard announced their version of DOTA in Blizzcon 2010, and I assume Valve's version has been in development longer.

 
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