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Ubisoft abandons Watch Dogs trademark - What does that mean?

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    Ubisoft has abandoned one of half-a-dozen trademarks it holds for upcoming open-world game Watch Dogs, but it doesn't mean the much-anticipated open-world game is canceled.

    As spotted by a NeoGAF forum member, Ubisoft on February 1 abandoned its main Watch Dogs trademark after the publisher filed an "express abandonment" request. This request was filed by none other than Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. You can see the full request here.

    The trademark, U.S. Serial No. 85642398, is the principal Watch Dogs trademark and covers "game software and electronic game programs." Interestingly, the abandonment came just three days after Ubisoft was granted an extension on the trademark.

    Ubisoft continues to hold five trademarks for Watch Dogs. These include trademarks covering "online computer games," game instruction manuals, toys, TV shows and theatrical performances, and clothing like pajamas and "infants' one-piece garments."

    It's possible that Ubisoft's abandonment of this Watch Dogs trademark means the game's title has been changed or that administrative issues mandated such an action. We don't know and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

    Watch Dogs has not only drawn praise from critics, but is expected to be a major revenue driver from Ubisoft upon release later this year, making any thoughts of its cancellation very unlikely. The game was originally expected to launch in November 2013, but was later delayed to spring 2014.

    Source: GameSpot
     
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    just read this myself,doesn't sound too good for the game :hang3:
     
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    i asked at GameStop the other day and the manager said it didn't look good for the game. It had been put on hold and now the pre-ordered were not guaranteed
     
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    Why Ubisoft.... :why:
     
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    They can't abandon the game can they?? it looks to be one of the best games coming soon - i have been most anticipating this game for such a long while now and i would hate to see this just dissipate.
     
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    game looks awesome, i really cant see it being abandoned with the amount of pre-orders that have been sold, maybe its just a shuffle around or a bug they are having trouble with, hopefully it will blow over!
     
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    ohh just read the second link - seems it was a fraudulent pull of the title, so they are looking to get this reinstated! Watch Dogs GET IN MY BELLY!. Actually just in my xbox / pc will do.
     
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