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    Rumor : Blizzard Trademarks Overwatch

    Here is a link to the US Trademark database entry :
    http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=86...e=statusSearch

    WoW Insider posted this an hour ago, surprised to see there is no thread about it yet.



    What do you guys think ?

    Mod-note: Locked the thread, currently one open about this subject as others has pointed out. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-for-Overwatch.
    Last edited by Gehco; 2014-04-09 at 11:25 AM.

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    "Application Filing Date: Apr. 01, 2014"

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    There's already a thread on this :

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-for-Overwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by blackblade View Post
    "Application Filing Date: Apr. 01, 2014"
    Actually it wasn't on the website until April 4th

    And April 1 was a business day btw. I don't think they stop legit business on April 1 just because it's April Fools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somnium View Post
    Here is a link to the US Trademark database entry :
    http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=86...e=statusSearch

    WoW Insider posted this an hour ago, surprised to see there is no thread about it yet.

    What do you guys think ?
    It's hard to comment on trademarks after the whole DaLow event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    It's hard to comment on trademarks after the whole DaLow event.
    It's more real then TDB since there's $650 worth of fees has been confirmed as paid.

    It's also made it past the application system which is further then TDB either got.
    Last edited by bluspacecow; 2014-04-09 at 07:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    It's more real then TDB since there's $650 worth of fees has eben confirmed as paid.

    It's also made it past the application system which is further then TDB either got.
    Fair enough.
    Still hard to say anything though, now that Blizzard is running five different IPs with Titan and a possible seventh game in development.

    It's 09, 041.
    That's generally Blizzard's game classification type. Could be the seventh game. Could be Titan's real name.
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    I doubt it has anything to do with Titan.

    In fact I believe it has more to do with a trademark being applied for an existing copyright

    My evidence :

    * This App has a specimen listed of a screenshot of a Kongregate game : http://www.kongregate.com/games/alejandrog/overwatch
    * App serial # 86239318 has a first use of Jun. 10, 2011
    * For other Blizzard trademarks a specimen document is used when there's an existing product they're wanting to provide an example of what it is on the TM application
    * The Overwatch game has users clamouring for an update yet the author appears to be active on Kongregrate.

    So my gut feeling is that the author of Overwatch now works for Blizzard Entertainment and this is all being done as part of absorbing the work done on his game to something Blizzard could be doing.

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    It was likely a April Fool's joke, considering the day and past Trademark Applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooGaming View Post
    It was likely a April Fool's joke, considering the day and past Trademark Applications.
    Companies don't throw $650 away on an April Fools joke man.

    Also it wasn't on the site until April 4th. Part of the allure of the April fools joke is it appearing _online_ on April the 1st.

    This wasn't there until April the 4th.

    Please don't ignore evidence already posted.

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    Mod-note: Locked the thread, currently one open about this subject as others has pointed out. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-for-Overwatch.
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