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Rösti
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(02-03-2014, 06:12 PM)
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Update: Filing was fraudulent: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=485

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.

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.

As of this filing, the Office has not yet issued a Notice of Abandonment.

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I posted this here, but maybe it could warrant a thread still. Anyway, Ubisoft currently has in the US six trademarks for Watch Dogs, some for game software and some for other things such as sweatpants and hosiery. For whatever reason, they have filed an express abandonment for the primary application, serial number 85642398, which has the following good and services:

IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Game software and electronic game programs, namely, software games recorded on CD-ROM and digital video discs for computers; software games recorded on CD-ROMs, digital video discs, and cartridges for console and individual, portable gaming systems; software games that are downloadable from a remote computer site and electronic game software for mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and handheld computers



Source: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85...e=statusSearch

Computer error or something else?
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kinggroin
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(02-03-2014, 06:13 PM)
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Canceled for all platforms
RoboPlato
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(02-03-2014, 06:13 PM)
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It doesn't have the underscore. Would that make a difference for the trademark? They may have just kept the one with the underscore and let the other variations go.
Zapages
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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wow this is sad... :\
kadotsu
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by kinggroin

Canceled for all platforms

Or Tom Clancy's: Watch_Dogs.
KINGofCRA5H
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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what could possibly be the reason for this? confusing.
Herb Alpert
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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It would be a hell of a twist
TheAngryMonkey
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)

Originally Posted by RoboPlato

It doesn't have the underscore. Would that make a difference for the trademark?

I did some searching too, it was never registered with an underscore that I can see.
NeoGAF.
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
Guys it's a name change to Watch Dog.
SolsticeZero
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

It doesn't have the underscore. Would that make a difference for the trademark? They may have just kept the one with the underscore and let the other variations go.

This is honestly what I'm thinking, too.

Originally Posted by TheAngryMonkey

I did some searching too, it was never registered with an underscore that I can see.

Maybe they're redoing it with the underscore currently?
Magnus
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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This is part of some crazy ass launch A.R.G.

I JUST KNOW IT
F0rneus
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Could be because Watch Dogs is a far too common expression, while Watch_Dogs will be associated with their future game.
ekim
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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The game is nearly finished and costed a fortune to date. No way they are canning it. Maybe they'll rename it?
Bel_Air_Jeff
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(02-03-2014, 06:14 PM)
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Is this game gonna get cancelled?

:/
Poetic.Injustice
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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Name change?
The Grim Heaper
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The title of it is Watch_Dogs, no reason to keep this one since it's not the title.
Revven
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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Canceled for good? Uh oh.
Roflobear
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Originally Posted by Zapages

wow this is sad... :\

Why?
blueplancha
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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brb trademarking 'watch dogs'
Matt99J
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
Is it just that specific trademark? Because if it is, it's nothing significant. The official name of the franchise (and the game) is Watch_Dogs so them losing this trademark is probably simply because they aren't using it and have no plans to do so.
Black Door
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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They realized no one wants modern day Asscreed, and are going to make an all-pirate series instead
Askherserenity
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They're just calling it Assassins Creed.
Rösti
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

It doesn't have the underscore. Would that make a difference for the trademark? They may have just kept the one with the underscore and let the other variations go.

They've never trademarked it as Watch_Dogs, that's just in branding.
matrix-cat
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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It's Assassin's Creed V now.
gabbre
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Assassin's Creed V
BocoDragon
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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EDIT: ^ Damn you!!!

Assassin's Creed V: Watch Dogs
TheRealTalker
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Poetic.Injustice

Name change?

of course it's going to be called

Watched U Dog

a WiiU exclusive
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ActStriker
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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incoming name change to Watch_Guns or Gun_Dogs
Black Duke
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Assassin's Creed: Watch Dogs

edit: beaten lol
shiftplusone
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Originally Posted by ekim

The game is nearly finished and costed a fortune to date. No way they are canning it. Maybe they'll rename it?

watch cats
SwiftDeath
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(02-03-2014, 06:15 PM)
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To be renamed Delay Dogs
Steez
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

It doesn't have the underscore. Would that make a difference for the trademark? They may have just kept the one with the underscore and let the other variations go.

Probably this. No way in hell they canned the game.
Clov
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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No way they'll cancel it after pouring so much money into it. They must just be giving it a new name.
kinggroin
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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In all seriousness, its just going through a title change.
anexanhume
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Originally Posted by The Grim Heaper

The title of it is Watch_Dogs, no reason to keep this one since it's not the title.

So they wouldn't mind others using the title "Watch Dogs"? I highly doubt that.
kewlmyc
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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Maybe Watch_Dogs =! Watch Dogs.
Flarin
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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"WATCH_DOGS"? lol i dunno
-COOLIO-
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

EDIT: ^ Damn you!!!

Assassin's Creed V: Watch Dogs

lol, i wouldnt be surprised.
kick51
(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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OK WE GET IT UBISOFT

YOU ARE DOING A VIRAL CAMPAIGN

goddamn, this is probably a sign of how heavy handed the game's message will be
DarkLordMalik
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(02-03-2014, 06:16 PM)
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Name change?

Dog's Creed: Watching Assassins
BernardoSLR
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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I don't think this inherently means the game has been canceled.
Stumpokapow
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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Well, possibility #1 is that everything is cancelled and Ubisoft is selling themselves to China to make F2P MMO shooters for the internet cafe market.

Possibility #2 is that this is some sort of technicality with the trademark that will be resolved without impacting the game. I would suspect they're either trademarking the name as Watchdogs or actually trying to put the stylized _ in the trademark. Or this was a filing error altogether.
Glass Rebel
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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I hope they rename it to Watchy Dawgz
FStop7
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Originally Posted by kinggroin

In all seriousness, its just going through a title change.

"just"

That would be a pretty big deal if true.
Oddduck
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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As everyone has mentioned above, they might as well rename it to Assassin's Creed 5. Especially since every AC takes place in a different time period anyways.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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Will be renamed to Ninten_Dogs.
Got the Shakes
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I just ran a search for it, and it says that it is still a live trademark.

Edit: After digging some more it shows as abandoned.
Guevara
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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Loxley
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Originally Posted by Steez

Probably this. No way in hell they canned the game.


Exactly.
NotLiquid
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(02-03-2014, 06:17 PM)
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Well isn't Ubi's fiscal call soon? Might hear something soon.

Things have really been way too quiet about this game. Not expecting a cancellation but I wouldn't be surprised if things have changed quite a deal since.

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