There were reports earlier today that Ubisoft had abandoned their trademark for Watch Dogs and those claims have turned out to be false.
While the request for abandonment exists, Ubisoft has filed a petition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office claiming that somebody fraudulently impersonated CEO Yves Guillemot in an attempt to have the trademark abandoned.
The document claims that “On February 1, 2014, Ubisoft Entertainment received an email from TEAS@uspto.gov notifying Ubisoft Entertainment that a Request for Express Abandonment had been filed in connection with Application Serial No. 85642398. The Request for Express Abandonment purports to be signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft Entertainment, Yves Guillemot,” Ubisoft wrote.
“Mr. Guillemot, however, did not sign the Request for Express Abandonment, nor did Ubisoft Entertainment file the Request for Express Abandonment. The Request for Express Abandonment is fraudulent and was not filed by Ubisoft Entertainment or its representative.”
The letter from Ubisoft goes on to insist that their trademark be reinstated, ending any speculation that a name change or cancellation was possible.
Watch Dogs is definitely one of the titles that gamers are excited about playing in 2014. When it does release people will see, that it was worth the wait. Ubisoft has another winner on their hands with this game.
You can sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts about this and if Watch Dogs is high on your list of games to purchase this year.