Despite Recent Rumors, Watch Dogs Is Still Under Development & Its Trademark Has Not Been Abandoned

Well that was interesting. A rumor surfaced today, suggesting that the trademark for Watch Dogs has been abandoned. However, that rumor was false as Ubisoft has been a victim of fraud, and nothing more. Yes, Watch Dogs is still under development, will be released shortly, and its trademark has not been abandoned.

But let’s take things from the beginning. A couple of hours ago, it was brought to our attention that the trademark for Watch Dogs has been abandoned. Ubisoft was quick to react and filed a petition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that it has been a victim of fraud.

“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.”

Ubisoft concluded:

“Ubisoft Entertainment requests that Application Serial No. 85642398 not be abandoned.  To the extent Application Serial No. 85642398 is deemed abandoned at this point, Ubisoft Entertainment requests that Application Serial No. 85642398 promptly be revived by the Director.

Ubisoft Entertainment further requests expedited handling of this Petition given the fraudulent nature of the Request for Express Abandonment and Ubisoft Entertainment’s interest in continuing to prosecute this application to registration.

This Petition to the Director under 37 C.F.R. Section 2.146 is appropriate because Ubisoft Entertainment requests that the Director invoke supervisory authority in this situation where a fraudulent Request for Express Abandonment was filed in connection with its application. “

So there you have it everyone. Watch Dogs has not been abandoned, and there is no reason to worry about anything.