Blizzard registers Overwatch trademark7 Apr 2014
Following the success of the small Hearthstone team Blizzard appear to be working on another title going by the name of Overwatch. There are absolutely no details on what the new game could be apart from what’s appeared in the trademark filing.
Word Mark OVERWATCH
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software, computer game discs, downloadable computer game programs, computer game software downloadable from a global computer network, electronic games software for wireless devices, interactive multimedia computer game programs, mousepads, computer mouses, headsets for use with computers, computer keyboards
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86239314
Filing Date April 1, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 16215 Alton Parkway Irvine CALIFORNIA 92618
Attorney of Record Rod A. Rigole
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Based on the name alone, as that’s all there really is to go on right now, we’ll speculate that it’s some sort of military themed title, possibly a third person or first person action title. This would be outside of Blizzard’s usual offerings unless it was set in one of their existing universes such as StarCraft.
There is a job posting for a lead producer up on Blizzard’s site which comes with the usual job posting blurb of “We can’t tell you exactly what the game is yet, but trust us, it’s awesome”. This posting could of course not even be related to this trademark filing but worth pointing out.
With the creation of smaller teams inside Blizzard following Hearthstone they may just surprise us with something new. Now that would be refreshing.