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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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44. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 11, 2012, 06:50 Dev
 
eunichron wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 03:29:
I think the point is that everyone is jumping to the defense of Valve as if they're some savior of the gaming community, when they haven't released anything of their own since 2007. Essentially, Valve is riding the coattails of the mod community, making bank on other people's work, and shoving it down our throats through Steam and its sales. And we lap it up, we lap it up because we love it.
So valve didn't release their portal 2?

Also, if you bother to read a few replies in this thread, you'll notice that a big chunk of them say valve is in the wrong here, so its certainly not the case that "everyone" is defending valve.

As well, there are vocal critics of valve/steam that post not infrequently on blues (and I'm sure elsewhere too).

I have a ton of games and I love steam, but man some things valve does peev me. For instance, the lying about L4D1. Even if they ended up supporting L4D2 like TF2 instead, I would have forgiven them. They didn't. Also, valve's hiring practices and management leave something to be desired from a customer standpoint. Such as they need to hire people dedicated to polishing steam and adding features.
 
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