Ubisoft Working To Reinstate Watch Dogs Trademark

by Mike Futter on Feb 03, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Since the delay of Watch Dogs in October 2013, there has been a number of rumors that the title has been canceled on one or more platforms. The latest flurry of activity comes from a Watch Dogs trademark (one of six) that is being reported as abandoned.

We spoke with Ubisoft, which clarified the matter for us. “We are working directly with the USPTO on reinstating the trademark for Watch Dogs and it will be active again in the coming days,” a representative told Game Informer. "The matter has no impact on Watch Dogs' development."

At this time, the game is reportedly still in development for all announced platforms. This includes Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC.

[Source: USPTO (1), (2)]


Our Take
The late-cycle delay of Watch Dogs was a surprise, which has left many wondering about the title’s future. At this time, there is no cause for alarm. As soon as Ubisoft resurfaces the title, we’ll have more information.