From speculation that the Wii U version of the game has been shelved to the recent report that Ubisoft filed for trademark abandonment with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Watch Dogs is causing more drama for fans than one could imagine a game that has yet to be released can cause.
Though the report of the request for trademark abandonment is true, Ubisoft claims that it was filed fraudulently, and has immediately requested that the abandonment file be dropped.
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.
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.
As of this filing, the Office has not yet issued a Notice of Abandonment.
Watch Dogs is due to hit store shelves on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in Q2 2014.