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Activision files lawsuit against strategy game using Warzone name

Activision files lawsuit against strategy game using Warzone name
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Warzone's publisher is taking legal action over a strategy game using the same name.

Activision files lawsuit against strategy game using Warzone name

As Call of Duty: Warzone prepares to release a brand-new map, its publisher, Activision, has filed a lawsuit against a turn-based strategy game that uses the same name as the immensely popular battle royale.

The creator of the strategy game, Randy Ficker, has issued a claim which states that the publisher should not be allowed to use the Warzone name as it has caused confusion over their own title which released three years before the battle royale.

Warzone versus Warzone

The dispute has been running since June 2020 when Activision initially filed trademarks for Warzone and Call of Duty Warzone a few months after the game released.

Ficker claims that the battle royale using the same name has caused "confusion" revealing that players of the battle royale often get in contact with the developers of the strategy game as opposed to the multi-billion dollar juggernaut of Activision.

Activision countered these claims in a suit that was submitted on April 8th, stating that "Call of Duty: Warzone could not be more different from Defendant's game, a low budget, niche board game like Hasbro's Risk."

The Court has yet to comment on the latest development in the ongoing legal battle.

 

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