PS5 launch in India will be delayed because of a trademark claim. It has been discovered that the owner of this trademark had a lot more up its sleeve.
Earlier this week, it was discovered that someone had already filed the PS5 trademark in India which led to the delay of the console in the Indian market. It has been found now that the user who filled this trademark also had his own store on Amazon that used to sell counterfeit controller and other PlayStation Accessories.
This discovery was posted to the PS5 subreddit, and once someone tweeted out the news of the counterfeit products, Sony took immediate action and the listing was pulled from Amazon, however, a web cache version can be accessed from here.
According to an update that was shared on reddit, the owner of this store had apparently “filed a counter opposition to Sony’s PS5 trademark stating Sony is not the original owner of the product and is harming his goodwill in India.” However, this update is actually close to a month old so we don’t really have an idea of what happened afterward.
Some users in the reddit thread mentioned they had purchased a controller from this Amazon Store and found it to be a cheap knock-off, so it could be a quick way for this company to capitalize on the success of the PlayStation brand, which is also tied with the current trademark war that they are having with Sony.
PlayStation 5 will release on November 12, 2020, in the majority of the markets, and November 19, 2020, for the rest of the world. Sony recently shared an update on the backward compatibility support for the PS5 confirming the list of games that will be playable on the console.