EA’s Unravel Trademark Turned Down By USPTO

January 23, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has turned down EA’s trademark application for its upcoming title, Unravel, because it bears resemblance to a board game called “Beary’s Unravel Game.” Spotted by a NeoGAF user, a USPTO statement declared that “it is likely a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source of the goods and/or services of the applicant and registrant.”

An abandonment notice was sent to EA on January 19, but the publisher has said in a statement to GameWatcher that failure to secure the trademark will not impact the game’s release on February 9.

Whether EA will tweak the name or not remains to be seen.

[Source: NeoGAF, GameWatcher]