So MMO-Champion has posted today that Blizzard has filed a trademark for "Warlords of Draenor," but, being a student of law I thought I'd do a brief post explaining what it means. As a quick disclaimer; it is very possible that this application is fake. Only a month or so ago a fake "Halflife 3" trademark was dug up and was later debunked. So I write this under full knowledge that tomorrow we might find out that this is completely false. Still, with luck I can shed some light on what this application means.
|So glad the PTO has gone electronic|
What does this mean? Well if the filing is real it strongly suggests that Blizzards is intending to use the mark in the near future, and it's proximity to Blizzcon, in my opinion, further evidences that it's likely the name of the next expansion.