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Virtual Legality Episode 446

Activision Sues Over "Warzone" Trademark Infringement...In Reverse

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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


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Discussed in this episode:
"Activision is involved in a trademark dispute with a webgame called Warzone"
PC Gamer - April 12, 2021
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-is-involved-in-a-trademark-dispute-with-a-webgame-called-warzone/

"Protecting Your Trademark"
USPTO Publication
https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/BasicFacts.pdf

"Activision is suing Warzone"
GoFundMe
https://www.gofundme.com/f/activision-is-suing-warzone

Activision v Warzone.com
https://s3.amazonaws.com/data.warlight.net/other/ActivisionVsWarzoneLawsuit.pdf

"False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden"
15 USC 1125
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1125

"Remedies; infringement; innocent infringement by printers and publishers"
15 USC 1114
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1114

"About Trademark Infringement"
USPTO Website
https://www.uspto.gov/page/about-trademark-infringement

"Registration on the principal register as evidence of exclusive right to use the mark; defences"
15 USC 1115
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1115

"Certificates of registration"
15 USC 1057
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1057#c

Burger King of Florida, Inc., v. Gene Hoots
403 F.2d 904 (7th Cir. 1968)
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/403/904/125418/

"Trademarks registrable on the principal register; concurrent registration"
15 USC 1052
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1052


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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