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DOTA Trademark Settled

Blizzard Entertainment and Valve announce a settlement of the lawsuit over Valve's trademark of DOTA:

Blizzard Entertainment and Valve today announced a mutual agreement regarding concerns over the names of upcoming products. In accordance with the agreement, Valve will continue to use DOTA commercially, including DOTA 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community with regard to player-created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II.

"Both Blizzard and Valve recognize that, at the end of the day, players just want to be able to play the games they're looking forward to, so we're happy to come to an agreement that helps both of us stay focused on that," said Rob Pardo, executive vice president of game design at Blizzard Entertainment. "As part of this agreement, we're going to be changing the name of Blizzard DOTA to Blizzard All-Stars, which ultimately better reflects the design of our game. We look forward to going into more detail on that at a later date."

"We're pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities."

The companies do not plan to discuss the terms of the agreement beyond today's announcement.

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19. Re: DOTA Trademark Settled May 11, 2012, 21:28 eunichron
 
Paketep wrote on May 11, 2012, 20:11:
eunichron wrote on May 11, 2012, 17:29:
Actually, Blizzard only brought a suit to prevent Valve from trademarking the name so that DOTA would remain a part of the community.

Yeah, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, Blizzard did it for the community

/me pats eunichron in the shoulder

Knock them all you want, but Blizzard never tried to trademark Dota, all they did was try to prevent Valve from trademarking it, which would give Valve complete control over the franchise, including the original mod. Blizzard had the rights to it, or at least more of a claim to it than Valve, for 7 years, and never tried to capitalize on it; even Blizzard DOTA, or Blizzard All-stars, whatever, is being released as a free mod. Demonize them all you want for Diablo 3 and SC2, but Blizzard has always let Dota remain in the hands of the community.
 
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  20. May 11, 22:33    Valve paid Blizzard to go away. IMAPC
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  22. May 11, 22:48      Blizzard was not being an ass here. IMAPC
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