As you may remember, back in August 2010, Valve filed a copyright claim on the term DOTA. After two months, in October 2010, Valve announced DOTA 2, a game in the works at IceFrog and based on the very popular Warcraft III mod, Defense Of The Ancients. In February 2012 it has been discovered that Blizzard Entertainment filed a complaint against Valve's registration over the DOTA 2 name.
Now Blizzard Entertainment and Valve have announced a mutual agreement regarding concerns over the names of upcoming products. In accordance with the agreement, Valve will continue to use DOTA commercially, including DOTA 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community with regard to player-created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II.