Sony PlayStation 5 launch could be delayed in India over trademark issues

Sony PlayStation 5 that is set for a global launch date on November 12. However, it’s India release could be delayed over trademark issues.

Mako Reactor claims the trademark for the PS5 name in India was filed on October 29, 2019, by Hitesh Aswani, who apparently lives in Delhi, almost three months before Sony applied for the trademark.

As it stands, the filing is currently contested and even though the company is eventually expected to win the case, the issue at hand could delay the launch of the PS5 in India.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time a big name from the tech industry has had to deal with trademark and naming rights issues in India. Asus also had to deal with the same for its ZenFone series of phones last year.

Sony has announced that the console will initially be available starting November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. However, the rest of the world the console is expected to be made available a week later on November 19.

PlayStation 5 is the most powerful console from Sony to have been launched to date. It uses hardware based on the latest architecture and also promises next-gen graphics and support for up to 8K resolutions. In the market, it goes up against the next-generation Microsoft Xbox.