Sony announced that its next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is going to be released on November 12 for primary countries and then on November 19 for others. But despite that announcement, the India division of the company kept quiet about the same for India.
This gave rise to overall dissent among the Indian community and Sony apparently replied to some confirming previously that November 19 may not be the India release date. But following that, the company listed that the PS5 will be released in India on November 19 on its website. The page has since been removed.
According to a report by The Mako Reactor, some twitter users were the first to spot this. And this would indicate that Sony may have resolved the trademarking issues that it was facing in India. And Sony’s plans for the global launch on November 19 remains the same.
Sony PS5 India trademarking issue
It was recently reported that Sony is in a fix concerning the trademark of the PS5 name in India. According to reports the PS5 trademark is currently in an ‘Opposed’ state.
According to reports, the trademark for PS5 in India was apparently filed by one Hitesh Aswani of Delhi back on October 29, 2019. This is stated in this publicly available document. Whereas Sony has filled out the application for the same on February 6, 2020. This was brought to the attention of the publication by net neutrality and content regulation journalist Aroon Deep.
At the moment both Ashwani and Sony’s trademarks are in the ‘Opposed’ state. This means that either a third party believes that the trademark is present in the Trade Marks Journal or it is non-distinctive. The Mako Reactor reached out to Sony India who replied saying, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention, however, we have no comments at this stage.”