How PS5 trademark rights expire
PS5, a virtual reality (VR) headset, has trademarked “parasites,” “infections” and “machines” from its makers.
The PS5 is an open source system with an extensive portfolio of proprietary software, and it was announced this week that Sony will begin selling PS5 games in the U.S. on March 13.
PS5 software is also available for the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3.
The trademark application states that “the PS5 name and mark, including the logo, trademark and copyright, is being used by PS5 in accordance with the terms of its license agreement with Sony.”
That agreement is set to expire in 2022.
The trademark application says that the PS5 has used the PS4 logo in a number of marketing materials, including advertising and other materials.
The application says the PS3 and PS2 logos are also being used in PS5 marketing materials.
PS4 and PS3 titles, including titles for both the PS2 and PS1 platforms, are also on the PSN, PSN Home, and PSN Games.
PS3, PS2, and Xbox 360 games, and a number that include games from the PlayStation Network, are not listed in the application.
The PS5 will be available in the United States beginning March 13, but Sony says it will begin rolling out PS4 titles starting March 21.