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Watch Dogs trademark nearly abandoned by unknown party

Ubisoft keeps hold of the Watch Dogs trademark, after someone tried to ditch the trademark on behalf of the studio.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Wed, Feb 5 2014 10:31 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

An unknown party has attempted to abandon the Watch Dogs trademark on behalf of Ubisoft, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced that the rights to Watch Dogs have been reinstated to Ubisoft.

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Rewinding back a few days, the USPTO saw a filing to abandon the Watch Dogs trademark, but the request for abandonment was a fraud, with the studio never attempting such a thing. The USPTO said in its review of the case: "Here, the circumstances are extraordinary. An unknown party who lacked authority executed the purported abandonment of the application. Although the request appears to have been sent by petitioner, petitioner declared that it did not submit the request and has every reason to believe that this filing was fraudulent. The Director finds the application should not have been abandoned. Pursuant to supervisory authority provided by 37 C.F.R. §2.146(a)(3), the Director permits the reinstatement of the application".

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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