Game Co. Says 'Call of Duty' Unfairly Uses 'Delta Force' Marks

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT) -- NovaLogic Inc. has sued "Call of Duty" creator Activision Blizzard Inc. and its licensing partners Penguin Group USA Inc. and Microsoft Corp., alleging the wildly popular first-person shooter game infringes the plaintiff’s "Delta Force" marks.

In a complaint filed May 8 in California federal court, NovaLogic claims Activision incorporated the Delta Force symbol and name found in NovaLogic’s series of military warfare games into “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.”

“Yet, despite Activision’s irrefutable knowledge of NovaLogic’s superior trademark rights, Activision created knock-off marks that are...
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