Similar Logo Clashes – MLB versus ‘Overwatch’ Esports League

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All companies are protective over their logos and currently, Major league Baseball is butting heads with Overwatch League because of their logo.

Blizzard Entertainment, just after submission for approval for their Overwatch League logo trademark, Major League Baseball (MLB) submitted a request for a ninety day extension to oppose the trademark. Within the next ninety days, MLB will investigate the trademark and confer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

While both rectangular logos have a rounded edge with a left-facing white figure in the middle and two-tone colour background, that is where the similarities stop. Both logos use completely different colours and you can clearly see two kinds of athletes on them.

MLB has a baseball batter about to swing while Overwatch has the iconic character Tracer sprinting forward with guns drawn. They aren’t even in the same sport range – baseball and Esport.

July 26th 2017 is the deadline for filing a claim and if successful, Blizzard Entertainment may have to change it’s Overwatch League Logo.

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