Blizzard files Mists of Pandaria trademark

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 02:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A new trademark suggests Blizzard may pander to drunken master fans with upcoming Warcraft content.

MMO-Champion turned up a recent trademark filing by Blizzard for the phrase Mists of Pandaria. The trademark applies to games and online services, suggesting we’re not looking at a new piece of tie-in media.

In Warcraft lore, Pandaria is the island home of the mysterious race the Pandaren, warrior monks who just happen to be humanoid pandas. Although they make few appearances in-game (most famously as playable Brewmasters champions in Warcraft III expansions), Pandaren have a vocal fan base and a rich lore.

Rumours of Pandarens as a playable race in World of Warcraft have accompanied each expansion announcement, and this trademark is, quite naturally, setting off speculation that fans may soon have their wishes granted. We’ll see what Blizzard can tell us about it.

The last World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, arrived in december last year.

Thanks, Blue.



  1. Hybridpsycho

    Doubt it’ll be an expansion, I checked out the forum over at MMO-Champ and EVERYONE firmly believe it to be the next exp.

    Sounds to minor to be an expansion, maybe if it’s a patch? Doubt it’s WoW related though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Talkar

    If the Pandarian became a playable race, i would seriously consider to start playing WoW again. They are made out of awesome sauce!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Hybridpsycho

    I doubt it however, the Pandaren weren’t even part of the actual lore earlier what I know. They came up through a “joke”, didn’t they?
    There is litle sense in Blizzard making an expansion about them and not Sargeras or such a foe.
    Either it’s a new side-game, some other warcraft media or just a patch for WoW (Pandaren will assist in defeating Deathwing!)

    #3 3 years ago

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