Sony’s PlayStation®Move has now received its first Office Action letter from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
The game is comprised of a handheld controller with a glowing orb on the top that works in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye camera to track video game movements like punches, sword strokes, and tennis racket swings. The PSMove also has regular controller buttons for shooting games that require you to pull a trigger.
PlayStation Move was introduced under its official name on Wednesday at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The PlayStation Move trademark application bears serial number 77954148 and its trademark registration has been primarily refused on grounds of indefinite wording in the description of goods and services.
Specifically, the following wording were too broad and required clarification by the examining attorney: (1) attachment devices therefor; (2) “peripherals therefor; (3) and/or; and (4) parts, accessories, fittings, components and perhiperals for consumer video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor.
The USPTO also sought clarification whether Sony is the owner of the previously registered marks with registration numbers 2713919, 3024900, 3241346 and if yes, which it is by the way, then Sony ought to submit a claim of ownership.
The game is due to be launced in late 2010.