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Sony Never Got The Trademark For ‘Let’s Play’

You may remember that Sony were trying to trademark the common term ‘Let’s Play’. Well, now it seems as though they were unsuccessful trademarking this term as one might expect. The US Patent and Trademark Office rejected the trademark and said that it is a far too ‘generic term’ that’s descriptive in nature. That’s because it’s a commonly used word amongst streamers and YouTubers and it’s not associated with Sony products.

As shown in the attached evidence, the term ‘Let’s Play’ used in connection with video games refers to ‘a video, or less commonly, a series of screenshots, documenting a playthrough of a video game, almost always including commentary by the gamer’ and ‘Let’s Play’ (sometimes called Learn to Play); One or more people that record themselves playing video games through screenshots or captured video (Mostly the latter).’  This phrase merely describes applicant’s services because applicant would stream Let’s Play’ videos.

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24 comments

        1. i used own all 3 consoles, but i sold my xbox one cuz i wasn’t really i fan of it XD but u know never hurts to try, i like the ps4 better but honestly for me i dont see any greatness in this console at all :/

      1. You’re not supposed to wait for greatness. Greatness is awaiting you.
        No wonder you’ve missed it, you’re doing it wrong.

        1. Chains of Lucifer X3 {Free Urselves, Nintendites (fanbitches), from Nintendo's shackles! If U don't, U will fall when they do. All must come to an end as nothing created by humans is 4ever. Ur precious Almighty God Nintendo is not beyond corruption.} says:

          They all seem to be doing it wrong. I guess they don’t want to get PlayStation Plus & all the awesomeness that comes with it, not just online multiplayer, like free games, awesome exclusive deals only PlayStation Plus members can get, cloud storage for your save data, and correct me if I’m wrong but a few other things that I haven’t even bothered to research yet but will probably come across in due time as I get more & more use out of my PS4 with a PlayStation Plus account.

          1. Chains of Lucifer X3 {Free Urselves, Nintendites (fanbitches), from Nintendo's shackles! If U don't, U will fall when they do. All must come to an end as nothing created by humans is 4ever. Ur precious Almighty God Nintendo is not beyond corruption.} says:

            not just online multiplayer, but stuff like free games,* Fixed. Still working out the kinks of shedding the Jaded Ridley X3 persona.

          2. PS Plus is alright. It could definitely be improved. Xbox Live Gold has free games, discounts, cloud storage, etc. One area where PS+ definitely has an advantage in my opinion are the indies. There’s some good deals every now and then. It would be great if they could have more of the bigger AAA games in the free selection for PS+ members. If I had to put a rating on it, I’d say 8/10. Not perfect, but not that bad either. Would be 9/10 with bigger discounts and more of the bigger games. 10/10 if it was not required for online multiplayer.

            1. Chains of Lucifer X3 {Free Urselves, Nintendites (fanbitches), from Nintendo's shackles! If U don't, U will fall when they do. All must come to an end as nothing created by humans is 4ever. Ur precious Almighty God Nintendo is not beyond corruption.} says:

              Well if having perfect online requires I pay for it, so be it. I don’t mind helping out 3rd parties & Sony with paying for the servers & shit if it means good online multiplayer with little to no lag. Better than Smash 4 & Mario Kart 8’s online where the online is only as good as the person with the worst internet connection.

  1. Chains of Lucifer X3 {Free Urselves, Nintendites (fanbitches), from Nintendo's shackles! If U don't, U will fall when they do. All must come to an end as nothing created by humans is 4ever. Ur precious Almighty God Nintendo is not beyond corruption.} says:

    Finally some sense & logic at the patent office! Now if the retard that let King patent one little word could be purified from the place & remove the patent that the idiot let King have.

  2. Thank God. If anyone gets copyrights to the term ‘Let’s Play’ that spells disaster.

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