Activision Blizzard Gets to Keep Using “Humvee” Mark in a First Amendment Victory

Today, we’re giving an update to a case we first wrote about in November 2017, where AM General LLC, makers of the Humvee military grade vehicle, sued the gaming company Activision Blizzard, over Blizzard’s use of the “Humvee” mark in Blizzard’s famous ‘Call of Duty’ video game franchise. Which part prevailed in this litigation? Click on this article link to learn more.

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Difficult Boss or Just An Algorithm? EA Files Patent That May Affect Gamer Microtransactions

In what some consider a “malicious and exploitable” method to encourage gamers play and spend more, Electronic Arts (“EA”) has filed a patent dealing with video game matchmaking capability. EA isn’t the only company that has filed this kind of patent; Activision recently patented a similar method. What does this mean for gamers? Read about it here.

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