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Novalogic Inc v. Activision Blizzard et al

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Case Number:



California Central

Nature of Suit:


15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)


John F. Walter



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  1. June 19, 2013

    Citing Free Speech, Judge Guts 'Call Of Duty' Trademark Suit

    A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that Activision Blizzard Inc.'s use of the term "Delta Force" in its hugely successful “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” was protected by the First Amendment, striking down trademark claims from rival game maker NovaLogic Inc.

  2. May 24, 2013

    Free Speech Can't Kill 'Call Of Duty' IP Fight, Judge Told

    Video game developer NovaLogic Inc. told a California federal judge Thursday that Activision Blizzard Inc. couldn't claim the First Amendment protected its use of a NovaLogic trademark in its wildly popular “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" when it had previously paid to license the mark.

  3. May 14, 2012

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

    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.