Typically, it’s the big publisher that sends stop and go messages to a smaller game developer. This time it is in the opposite direction. According to a complaint filed by Activision in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the creator of the Browser game called Warzone– Fizzer – Activision sent a halt to halt in 2020 and opposed its trademark application.
Activision’s complaint says it applies to the Warzone trademark Call of Duty: A War Zone With regard to video games and downloadable entertainment services in June of last year, while the Defendant filed for a similar trademark in Warzone after only four months in October, he later claimed that Activision’s trademark “had previously and will continue to achieve the relevant consumer audience that Is confused, wrong, or deluded “about distinguishing between the two games.
As for the browser game in question, Activision sums it up as brutally as possible in a legal document, saying that “Call of Duty: Warzone couldn’t be more different from Defendant, a niche, low-budget virtual board game like Hasbro’s Risk” and “Who It is unreasonable for any member of the audience to confuse the two products or think that they are related or related to each other. “
In November, the creator of the Warzone web game (and their class Idle war zone, Both are now available on mobile) Send the cease and desist to Activision, saying that Warzone.com, LLC, “will be within its rights to seek to prevent Activision from using the WARZONE mark and to recover the financial exemption for using Activision in breach.” This appears to have upset Activision’s apple cart.
This brings us to the complaint that Activision filed this month, stating, “Activision has the right to obtain an acknowledgment that it did not infringe the defendant’s alleged trademark and is entitled to have its pending trademark applications due for registration.” The complaint also states that “the defendant claims to have launched Warzone to the public in November 2017,” by the way, more than two years before Call of Duty: Warzone was launched.