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Nov 03

Overwatch trademark suit settled between Blizzard, app maker

A trademark dispute involving Blizzard’s upcoming shooter, Overwatch, and a mobile app by the same name has been resolved, with Blizzard’s use of the mark intact.

Blizzard and Innovis Labs have settled their litigation, reports the McArthur Law Firm, intellectual property specialists who represented neither side but have been following and writing about the case. Innovis makes Overwatch, an application used for real-life airsoft, paintball or laser tag matches. Overwatch, by Blizzard, is a team-based multiplayer shooter that began a closed beta test just last week.

On Oct. 21, Innovis filed documents saying it will surrender its registered trademark to Overwatch, which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office certified only a day before. A…

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