PS5 Faceplate Company Cancels Pre-Orders Following Threat Of Legal Action From Sony
Those that plunked some pre-order money down on a custom PS5 faceplate from The Plate Station should be getting their money back in the near future. The company – rebranded once again, this time as CustomizeMyPlates – has issued a statement announcing that it is canceling its pre-orders and halting production due to some heat from Sony’s lawyers.
In a recent statement made to VGC, CustomizeMyPlates revealed that the company has been contacted by Sony’s lawyers, who demanded that they halt production or it will “end up in court,” with the lawyers stating that Sony’s intellectual property “extended to the faceplates.” The faceplate company didn’t seem to think that was the case. “Before we launched, we did our due diligence and were of the opinion, that because Sony only had pending patents on the faceplates there would be no problem,” they said.
“But after only a day of our website being live, Sony’s lawyers asked us to change our name (at the time PlateStation5), due to trademark infringements. We thought this switch would be enough to keep everyone happy, and honestly were hoping so since we were already underway with our product development.”
Unfortunately this didn’t pan out, with Sony’s lawyers threatening to take CustomizeMyPlates to court should they fail to stop selling their custom faceplates. “This all came to light yesterday and we are now cancelling and refunding all faceplate orders worldwide,” the company said. “We are extremely disappointed about this but we have no other option.” As one would expect, all existing pre-orders have been canceled and refunds are now processing for those affected.
The PlayStation 5 is slated to launch on November 12, 2020.
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