Why doesn't anyone remember us? Well, that's something we'll have to wait to find out. But, I think it's easy to make work.
As far as I'm aware, they don't have to pay to apply for a trademark either.
Looking at the past, Blizzard has been very fond of attempting to cover up their leaks or the trails people pick up, and they also tend to trademark the expansion name a few months in advance of it's announcement.
That Beta banner might be to clear the way for the new expac, but the image itself of Thrall doesn't have anything to do with it. That's the faction leader wallpaper they put out just before Cata, most of which was utilized for the loading screens on Kalimdor and Easter Kingdoms. Of course Thrall isn't in the Kalimdor ls, since he was replaced with Garosh in that expac.
Similarly, my speculation can also mean nothing because as I said, the 009 class covers a lot of bases, and for Pandaland, they explicitly mentioned mousepads (altho, to be fair, MoP mousepads were produced, just like any other expansion name).
Eitherway, this whole trademark blow up has definitely caused hype, but for that purpose really? Creating hype for Blizzcon to trick more people into buying the virtual ticket? Or to catch everyone by surprise when it isn't the expansion?
As we know from the past, Blizzard likes to try to cover up leaks, considering this whole "hey, now it is registered here and here, with boub basically coming out saying "this is expansion, folk", if throwing us of their trail, then this stunt has pretty much done it.
still no nerf for war, mages and hunter mm (talkin about pvp)???? when people play on ptr... they wont see or dont see that some classes are very very strong and others sucks!