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Sony files several trademarks with Japan’s Patent Office

Wednesday, 16th April 2014 16:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Computer Entertainment has filed several trademarks with the Japan Patent Office.

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The list, posted by Trademark Bot on Twitter, has been translated from Japanese into English by DualShockers.

Trademark list:

[Trademark Number: 2014-20542]
Trademark: COUCH MULTIPLAYER
Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
Filing Date: 3/18/2014
Class: 9(Games, etc), 28 (Home Consoles etc)

[Trademark Number: 2014-20541]
Trademark: SOCIAL SCREEN
Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
Filing Date: 3/18/2014
Class: 9(Games, etc), 28 (Home Consoles etc)

[Trademark Number: 2014-20540]
Trademark: SOCIAL VR
Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
Filing Date: 3/18/2014
Class: 9(Games, etc), 28 (Home Consoles etc)

[Trademark Number: 2014-20539]
Trademark: SOCIAL VIRTUAL REALITY
Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
Filing Date: 3/18/2014
Class: 9(Games, etc), 28 (Home Consoles etc)

The majority of these trademark applications can be attributed to Sony’s Project Morpheus, and how the firm feels the VR headset can be used socially as well as through gaming.

Also, the term “couch multiplayer” has been used by the company quite often when discussing the remote play features of PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

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3 Comments

  1. CycloneFox

    The last three are just to troll Facebook. xD

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    @CycloneFox Oh ho ho ho.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. salarta

    Sony is now patenting the ability to play video games with other people while sitting on the couch. :P

    #3 8 months ago

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