The trademark for Watch Dogs has now been reinstated

Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
6th Feb 2014, 3:17pm

There were a bizarre set of circumstances over the last week about the Watch Dogs trademark being abandoned, and then Ubisoft trying to get it back after it turned out a fraudster was behind the abandonment.

A filing has been released today by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to say that the trademark had been reinstated.

Ubisoft had to prove to the USPTO that the circumstances behind the abandonment were "extraordinary" to stop them from abandoning the trademark. Ubisoft pointed out that an unknown party cancelled the trademark.

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.

Watch Dogs is still to release in Spring of this year after a delay last year stopped it from becoming a launch title for the next-gen consoles.

Source: GameSpot

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