Lawyers and litigation of the intellectual property in video games, has there ever been a more iconic duo?
Today we take a look at the latest set of cease and desist letters surrounding a popular video game, only this time it's the tiny developer of "Warzone.com" poking the bear that is Activision and their top-selling Call of Duty franchise.
How will that turn out? I think we can guess.
This is why Internet companies invent weird new words...in Virtual Legality.
#CallofDuty #Warzone #Activision
Discussed in this episode:
"Activision is involved in a trademark dispute with a webgame called Warzone"
PC Gamer - April 12, 2021
"Protecting Your Trademark"
"Activision is suing Warzone"
"False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden"
15 USC 1125
"Remedies; infringement; innocent infringement by printers and publishers"
15 USC 1114
"About Trademark Infringement"
"Registration on the principal register as evidence of exclusive right to use the mark; defences"
15 USC 1115
"Certificates of registration"
15 USC 1057
Burger King of Florida, Inc., v. Gene Hoots
403 F.2d 904 (7th Cir. 1968)
"Trademarks registrable on the principal register; concurrent registration"
15 USC 1052
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