The affected trademarks are (source via links):
- 86190942 | NO HEROES ALLOWED: NO PUZZLES EITHER!
- 86193020 | HOW GAMES WERE MADE TO SOUND
- 86252545 | KILL STRAIN
- 86262151 | BLOODBORNE
- 86265990 | GUNS UP!
The attorney who handled these applications was Kiphanie Radford who is no longer with Sony. She also handled the application for The Last Guardian which was abdoned on February 16 this year. Since then, Lindsey Anne Mohle (RIHC, The State Bar of California) together with Anthony Justman (Senior Director, Legal & Business Affairs at Sony) handle most trademark cases. If these trademarks have indeed been abandoned due to administrative error, I find it a bit strange. It's been after all more than a month since the The Last Guardian incident, I would have thought someone would have checked if other trademark applications were in jeapordy of being abandoned. Seemingly nobody bothered to do so.
Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued. To view all documents in this file, click on the Trademark Document Retrieval link at the top of this page.
As for the games connected to these applications, there should be no problems, especially Bloodborne ought to see no holdback as it launches today (March 24) in North America. These issues ought to be resolved shortly. One could consider this rather sloppy practice however if indeed abandonment is due to an administrative error on Sony's part.