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Blizzard on the DOTA Trademark

Speaking with Eurogamer, Blizzard's Rob Pardo has chimed in on the controversy over Valve's DOTA trademark and just-announced DOTA 2 project, saying trying to lock down what had been the title of a Warcraft III modification "doesn't seem the right thing to do." This comes after Blizzard showed off a custom DOTA-themed StarCraft II map at BlizzCon, as Pardo says: "Our response is that they don't own the term DOTA at this point. It's something that they're filing for." Of the TM filing, Blizzard feels "a little bit of confusion, to be honest. Certainly, DOTA came out of the Blizzard community... It just seems a really strange move to us that Valve would go off and try to exclusively trademark the term considering it's something that's been freely available to us and everyone in the Warcraft III community up to this point," says Pardo. "Valve is usually so pro mod community. It's such a community company that it just seems like a really strange move to us... I really don't understand why [they would do it], to be honest."

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9. Re: Blizzard on the DOTA Trademark Oct 25, 2010, 13:07 Paketep
 
I can't say I like what Valve is doing with DOTA (or the fact that Valve is doing DOTA, really), but after seeing Blizzard's treatment of modders and mappers in SC2 (not to mention the lack of LAN, no crossregion play, RealID and the rest of BS issues we all know about), I can only say:

Fuck you, Pardo. FUCK. YOU.
 
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