Copyright/Trademark Questions

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Roderick Beresford Stiffington IV, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. D_Roderick Beresford Stiffington IV

    Dec 20, 2004
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    I'm interested in creating a trading card game based on something that exists already. Lets say for example the existing game is Dota, Defense of the Ancients, which was a custom game created within Warcraft 3...the website is - Welcome. At the bottom of their website it says the website is Copyrighted. How would I go about finding out if I can go ahead and create a card game based on something like this?

    I found these two websites to look up Copyrights and my case which is more important to me, or is it both?

    For Trademarks...

    For Copyrights...

    When I look up "dota-allstars" on the Copyright site I find nothing, when I search on the trademark site it says the following.

    What kind of research would I have to go to give myself the green light to go ahead and create a game and possibly sell it at a future date?
  2. Smartalk

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    Feb 8, 2008
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    8 miles outside of Manchester
    Worth picking up the phone and speaking with the people from both sites you listed. They will tell you if the other company is really listed, and what restrictions govern other people producing a similar site. Better that than spending time and effort in producing your site and then finding yourself involved in a law suit. and loosing everything.

    These places are usually very helpful, after all that is what they are there for

    Good luck hope your successful
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