Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 2:36 PMUpdated: April 9, 2021, 3:10 PM

Activision Sues Over ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Name Rights (1)

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

Activision Publishing Inc. is seeking a federal court ruling that its use of the marks “Call of Duty: Warzone” and “Warzone” don’t infringe on trademark rights held by the publisher of a browser-based strategy game.

Activision publishes the popular military-themed first-person shooter series Call of Duty. In 2020 it released a free-to-play multiplayer game Call of Duty: Warzone, according to its complaint filed Thursday at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. LLC has claimed Activision’s game infringes its purported trademark rights in the word “Warzone,” according to the complaint. The company has allegedly threatened to ...