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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrowshire View Post
    http://www.iponz.govt.nz/app/Extra/C...57236771292786



    Trademarked today. As far as I'm aware, you cannot submit false applications to the New Zealand trademark office. This is real.

    AJ Park is the same man who helped Blizzard file Mists of Pandaria, Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, etc.

    UPDATE:

    Hearthstone's description is "9 Computer game software; downloadable computer game software; computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; downloadable electronic games via the internet and wireless devices; interactive multimedia computer game program" because it's digital only. Heroes of the Storm's is "9 Computer game software, computer game discs, downloadable computer game software, computer game software downloadable from a global computer network, interactive multimedia computer game program; downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs." which EXPLICITLY mentions physical versions - which Hearthstone does not have, and the also digital-only Blizzard All-Stars will not have.

    There are NO TRADEMARKS for books/toys/etc in NZ. ONLY services and games. As mentioned right before this, there is NO mention for a physical game in Hearthstone's trademark. There is in Heroes of the Storm's. There is no chance this is a Hearthstone related item unless they're planning on releasing a PHYSICAL, boxed expansion for their closed beta DIGITAL ONLY F2P card game.

    CATACLYSM TRADEMARKED: July 1st, 2009. Announced two months later at Blizzcon on August 20th. (Entirety of July and majority of August. Much closer to two months than one month.)

    MISTS OF PANDARIA TRADEMARKED: August 2nd, 2011. Announced two months later at Blizzcon on October 21st.

    HEROES OF THE STORM TRADEMARKED: September 25th, 2013. Possible announcement two months later at Blizzcon on November 8th?
    I guess this explains the Stormcrow mount.

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    I certainly hope so! That name is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerBear View Post
    You are taking the classification too literally. It's a best fit match, never exact.
    For example, the Hearthstone trademark does not mention "downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs" even though it has publicly announced plans as such. And this new one does.
    The information is too conflicted to rule out any product.
    I'm not sure what the trademark laws are in New Zealand, but I do know that classifications in Europe are generally very broad and lenient, whereas classifications in the US are very strict and specific. You need to be very careful that you only trademark *exactly* what your product covers in the US. Not so much in Europe. Again, not sure about NZ.

  4. #204
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    I guess this explains the Stormcrow mount.
    I actually didn't think of that. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrowshire View Post
    No books, comics, toys, etc are trademarked in NZ. Only services and games. Also, description is computer game
    What, like they have some law where one cannot trademark those things, or simply that Blizzard hasn't done so before? If the latter, wouldn't be that out there for them to start now, just to have this kind of reaction.

    Either way, interested to see what this turns into.

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    I think I speak for everyone when I say this... Half Life 3 confirmed!!!

    HAHA, seriously though, Storm Crow for pre-ordering this game would be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrowshire View Post
    If this is fake, someone went to great measures to trick the New Zealand Trademark Database with substantial enough proof to convince them they're AJ Park and/or Blizzard Entertainment, then pay the fee for the application.
    That's what some said about The Dark Below app in the EU as well – let's hope that the NZ process is as secure as it seems to be from the outside.

  8. #208
    Blizzard did say that mists of pandaria was the calm before the storm so this seems plausible to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    this is everything we know about blizzard all stars. the only reason they renamed it in the first place was because they allowed dota 2 to be made and gave up ownership of the dota title (even though they rightfully owned it)

    http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Blizzard_All-Stars
    And all that info is likely no longer entirely relevant as it's before they expanded its scope, added more developers and rebooted the development.

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    I hate the words Hero/Heroes, it's lame and cheesy.

    Then again, I will be singing Riders on the Storm all expansion so it cancels out the stupid xpack name. Bring it on, AzsharaĄ

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    I think it's not this. Previous blizzard expansions names were obvious in terms of location (well cataclysm was tricky one ) so i think it's more likely their dota or something. However imagine if they trademark Rise of the Legion/Ashes of Argus/Flames of Xoroth etc...forums will got crazy becuase it so obvious about where we going

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    As a few have pointed out, it would be more than a little odd if they had both Heroes of the Storm and Heart of the Swarm. They'd share an acronym.

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    Sounds lame. Actually, after the lame pandas, I expect everything.

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    Can we get a time machine and travel 1,5 months forward, please?

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    Could it be that Blizzard is planning to sell physical boosters for Hearthstone? I dunno, "Heroes of the Storm" really screams "Heroes of Warcraft" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniri View Post
    And all that info is likely no longer entirely relevant as it's before they expanded its scope, added more developers and rebooted the development.
    they never rebooted development, they changed the name for legal reasons and when TITAN got rebooted some of its devs went to work on it to help out.

    nothing substantial has changed as far as blizzard has said
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    We've had water, fire, earth and not air yet. Hmmmmmm...

    Oh yea and we had some green tea, noodles and talking teddy bears. Please never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4NNYB0Y View Post
    Could it be that Blizzard is planning to sell physical boosters for Hearthstone? I dunno, "Heroes of the Storm" really screams "Heroes of Warcraft" to me.
    Same for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    they never rebooted development, they changed the name for legal reasons and when TITAN got rebooted some of its devs went to work on it to help out.

    nothing substantial has changed as far as blizzard has said
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...etely-rebooted

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    after being a bit skeptical with the dark below, im going to be even more skeptical now and say this is an haox for 99% certianty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4NNYB0Y View Post
    Could it be that Blizzard is planning to sell physical boosters for Hearthstone? I dunno, "Heroes of the Storm" really screams "Heroes of Warcraft" to me.
    Then why wouldn't the WoW TCG or the 60 day game cards be trademarked? None of them are games.

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