View Poll Results: When will the TM show up?

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  • August 2 (Today)!

    3 6.82%
  • This week.

    4 9.09%
  • Later in August.

    12 27.27%
  • September.

    6 13.64%
  • October.

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    Trademark Watch - 2 August & Onwards

    What ho, folks.

    Today could be the day.

    The magical trademark day.

    While there's a good chance Blizzard completely changed their trademark routine recently, there's also the possibility that they're sticking with the trend set by 50% of their expansions. Namely, WotLK and MoP were both filed on July 27 and discovered on August 2.

    Cataclysm was a different affair. It was filed on June 26 and discovered on July 1. This was due to the fact that an Australian website held a relevant domain up until then (wowcataclysm.com). As soon as it expired / Blizzard got hold of it, though, they filed the Cataclysm trademark. So had it not been for the immediate urgency to 'get it done' and claim the domain at that time, Cataclysm might also have been a July 28 / August 2 trademark.

    The Burning Crusade was such an early expansion, they probably hadn't even figured out their own routines by then. I hesitate to even include it in the statistics.

    So yeah. Again. Keep your eyes glued to the trademark website!
    "Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.

    "What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

    "All of them at once," said Bilbo.

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    It's likely hidden. They did just as much with Hearthstone, filing a patent in a small country with no searchable online database of copyrights to keep it secret-- nobody noticed Hearthstone being patented, yet they were able to get international copyrights by... Rite of expedience or something like that >.> I don't know patent law.

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    I think you are forgetting about how the trademarked their most recent game, Hearthstone.

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    As already said, it will be hidden on some other country, just like they did with Hearthstone.

    We only will know a couple weeks before Blizzcon, at best.

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    I'm not forgetting the Hearthstone scenario. I mention it clearly in the OP.

    However, we do not know for certain that this also applies to WoW expansions. The speculation following the trademark is probably good publicity, and raises people's interest in the game and what Blizzard have to say in the months to come. More articles written, more talk, and more live stream tickets sold for Blizzcon.
    "Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.

    "What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

    "All of them at once," said Bilbo.

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    Good luck finding out the patent info if they patent it in an obscure country like Swaziland again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Risin View Post
    I'm not forgetting the Hearthstone scenario. I mention it clearly in the OP.

    However, we do not know for certain that this also applies to WoW expansions. The speculation following the trademark is probably good publicity, and raises people's interest in the game and what Blizzard have to say in the months to come. More articles written, more talk, and more live stream tickets sold for Blizzcon.
    It would be admittedly pretty stupid of them to not 'leak' something soon, considering declining interest and apparent community backlash towards their most recent decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Risin View Post
    I'm not forgetting the Hearthstone scenario. I mention it clearly in the OP.

    However, we do not know for certain that this also applies to WoW expansions. The speculation following the trademark is probably good publicity, and raises people's interest in the game and what Blizzard have to say in the months to come. More articles written, more talk, and more live stream tickets sold for Blizzcon.
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    The mongolian pandaren that people wanted to be the Horde counterpart for the Alliance pandaren? Those were made up from speculation and artworks. When Blizzard anounced that the standard chinese pandaren would be a neutral race for both factions, those who expected more were disappointed, and those who expected that weren't surprised.

    Speculating from the trademark is fun, but it also creates fan-made expectations that Blizzard has to compete against when making the official announcement.

    If they don't reveal anything until Blizzcon, they don't have that problem. Besides, people are already speculating about the theme, they don't need any real information to get hyped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwind View Post
    Remember these guys?



    The mongolian pandaren that people wanted to be the Horde counterpart for the Alliance pandaren? Those were made up from speculation and artworks. When Blizzard anounced that the standard chinese pandaren would be a neutral race for both factions, those who expected more were disappointed, and those who expected that weren't surprised.

    Speculating from the trademark is fun, but it also creates fan-made expectations that Blizzard has to compete against when making the official announcement.

    If they don't reveal anything until Blizzcon, they don't have that problem. Besides, people are already speculating about the theme, they don't need any real information to get hyped.
    I remember, and it's a good point. But then again, they are likely to have a badass Legion expansion for us this time. People were disappointed cause... Pandaren. Not because their ideas of the Pandaren were necessarily that much different from what we got.
    "Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.

    "What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

    "All of them at once," said Bilbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Risin View Post
    I remember, and it's a good point. But then again, they are likely to have a badass Legion expansion for us this time. People were disappointed cause... Pandaren. Not because their ideas of the Pandaren were necessarily that much different from what we got.
    So obvious too I mean the falling meteors was enough when Wrathion shows it to you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by I make people mad View Post
    So obvious too I mean the falling meteors was enough when Wrathion shows it to you lol
    Yeah. That, and personally Metzen convinced me when he responded to my tweet by saying that we're gonna need Turalyon and Alleria for what's next. Such an obvious giveaway.
    "Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.

    "What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

    "All of them at once," said Bilbo.

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    Where is the trademark???
    It's august 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Where is the trademark???
    It's august 3
    WoW: Cute but Deadly.

    Forget what it says about merchandise and suchlike, it'll actually be an expansion based around Gurky's attempts to take over the world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwind View Post

    Speculating from the trademark is fun, but it also creates fan-made expectations that Blizzard has to compete against when making the official announcement.

    If they don't reveal anything until Blizzcon, they don't have that problem. Besides, people are already speculating about the theme, they don't need any real information to get hyped.
    Honestly, I don't recall any strong uproar about "mongolian" pandaren. I just know people fantasized about the pandaren and that was it. Not a big deal. It always happens. It will happen this time, too, irrespective of the leak date.

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    When is Blizzcon? That's when we'll find out.

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    I bet we will have news at blizzcon or on september.

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    I'm a bit sadface today. :<

    But hey, I heard someone mention the other week that the Trademark office only release new TMs on Tuesdays and Thursdays?

    Both WotLK and MoP hit the news on Thursdays, if memory serves.

    So maybe it was registered, but won't be visible until Tuesday the 6th of August?
    "Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.

    "What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

    "All of them at once," said Bilbo.

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    WoW : everqeust next

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    Imo not before blizzcon.

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