Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

first_imgBlizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suitPaintball app creator drops lawsuit against developer after months-long legal disputeBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 2nd November 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOverwatch developer Blizzard and Overwatch developer Innovis Labs have settled their dispute over the word “Overwatch.” Innovis today voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit it filed against Blizzard after the two companies reached a settlement.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games As noted by the gaming-and-IP-focused McArthur Law Firm, the settlement should resolve a dispute that has dragged on for well over a year. Innovis is the creator of the iOS app Overwatch, a position-tracking app intended to be used to help coordinate team movements in real-world paintball games. The company applied for a trademark on the Overwatch name in September of 2013, beating Blizzard’s own application to the punch by about seven months.The two companies originally agreed to share the trademark, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office still suspended Blizzard’s claim to the Overwatch name in January, citing Innovis’ prior registration. Innovis filed a trademark infringement suit against Blizzard in May of this year. Last month, Innovis informed the judge in that case that a settlement had been reached and was in the process of being finalized.As of press time, neither Innovis nor Blizzard representatives returned requests for comment.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 19 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more