Watch Dogs trademark abandonment was a fraudulent request
Although an application had been filed for the abandonment of one of Ubisoft’s main Watch Dogs trademarks in the US, it turns out the request was fraudulent.
Ubisoft says that it never filed the original inquiry. To follow up on the situation, the company has now filed a petition to the director of the USPTO claiming the initial request was submitted fraudulently. Furthermore, Ubisoft has asked for the Watch Dogs trademark in question to remain untouched.
A statement published by Ubisoft reads:
“On February 1, 2014, Ubisoft Entertainment received an email from [email protected] 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.
“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.”