Although some are not satisfied with the design or the previous color of the PlayStation 5, the first consoles were sold out in minutes. Companies are now setting out to offer more colorful alternatives. Sony does not fit that and is defending itself.
Company had to change name
A UK based company started doing this a few weeks ago under the name PlateStation5 (no, that's not a typo) unofficial PS5 cases in different colors and said that it would hopefully be able to deliver two weeks after the console was launched.
Sony has thwarted the company, which now bears the name CostomizeMyPlates, and not only forced the management to change the name, but also enforced that all previous orders canceled Need to become.
CustomizeMyPlates must stop selling
The company not only has to cancel all previous orders, but completely stop selling the product, said the management of the site VGC With. They would have researched before the market launch and were of the opinion that there would be no problem, as Sony only has pending patent rights on faceplates so far.
“But after our website went live for only a day, Sony lawyers asked us to change our name (then PlateStation5) due to trademark infringement. We thought this change would be enough to keep everyone happy, and frankly we hoped so, since we had already started our product development.
But then Sony lawyers told us it was their opinion that Sony's intellectual property extended to the faceplates and that if we continued to sell and distribute them in any country, we would end up in court.
It all came to light yesterday and we are now canceling and refunding all faceplate orders worldwide … we are very disappointed with that, but we have no other option, ”said a representative from CustomizeMyPlates.
It is likely that Sony will also offer different faceplates for the PlayStation 5 in the future, but no details are available yet. We will keep you up to date.