Sony has updated the Psygnosis brand and logo

Sony has renewed the Psygnosis trademark in North America. As detected by business analysts Roberto Serrano, the Psygnosis name was renewed in December 2021, although the brand name has not been used since 2000.

However, further examination of the trademark filing history suggests that this may be a simple update to prevent others from using the Psygnosis name and the classic owl logo in North America.

This doesn’t suggest that Sony has any plans to revive the Psygnosis name.

As such, that doesn’t necessarily indicate that Sony has plans to revive the Psygnosis name, despite the studio acquisition. ‘successor’ Firesprite a few months before the renovation.

According to its archiving history, the application to register the Psygnosis trademark in North America was made in 1997 and officially registered on 10 July 2001 (it was registered in the UK before this date).

The trademark last 10 years in North America, with Sony applying for an extension on 7 July 2011, although the Psygnosis trademark was dropped in 2000 and replaced with SCE Studio Liverpool.

10 years later, on July 7, 2021, Sony submitted another extension request, which was accepted on December 1, protecting the trademark until 2031.

This is a standard procedure to protect the brand and prevent others from using it

This indicates that updating is standard procedure to protect the Psygnosis trademark and prevent others from using it.

Psygnosis was founded in 1984 and quickly rose to fame for its high-quality games for PC and home consoles, including series like Lemmings and Shadow of the Beast.

The studio was acquired by Sony in 1993 and was responsible for several early PlayStation success stories such as Wipeout, Destruction Derby, and the Formula 1 series.

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