Watch Dogs trademark abandonment not instigated by Ubisoft

Watch Dogs trademark abandonment not instigated by Ubisoft
Christopher Dring

By Christopher Dring

February 4th 2014 at 11:05AM

Delayed open-world title will still release under the same name, publisher insists

Watch Dogs is still in development and will still be called Watch Dogs, despite a fraud attack on the trademark today.

Eagle eyed Neogaf users spotted that Ubisoft had abandoned the Watch Dogs trademark, but this was not a move something instigated by the publisher, the firm has told MCV.

The situation is being resolved and the Watch Dogs trademark will be active shortly, the company has said.

A spokesperson said: "We are working directly with the USPTO on reinstating the trademark for Watch Dogs and it will be active again in the coming days. The matter has no impact on the Watch Dogs' development."

This story was originally published on our sister-site, MCV.