Yesterday evening the gaming community was humming with word that Ubisoft had dumped one of the six trademarks for Watch Dogs suggesting that the company may be changing the games name or worse, canning it completely. This news followed word that the game was on, then off, then on again for the Wii U. But it’s okay, it was all a mistake and Ubisoft are looking to get back the trademark which was fraudulently dumped.
When news that Ubisoft had scrapped one of the six trademarks for Watch Dogs; a new Assassin’s Creed? We all pondered. But alas it was all a mistake and Ubisoft hadn’t actually done anything, someone else posing as the company fraudulently abandoned the trademark and Ubisoft are currently doing all they can to petition the fraudulent claim.
“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,” Ubisoft wrote.
“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.”
So before you tear up your Watch Dogs pre-order receipt or get over excited and need a change of underwear thinking that this is a more modern day based Assassin’s Creed. Don’t. Just don’t.