PS5 may take some more time to launch in India as the trademark is not with Sony
The trademark was apparently filed on October 29 last year. Sony, however, filed an application for PS5 in February this year.
Sony is still keeping the India release date of its PS5 console a secret and is keeping gamers waiting. However, the wait might be longer than expected. According to a report by the Mako Reactor, the first PS5 trade mark application in India has reportedly been filed by someone named Hitesh Aswani from Delhi. The trademark was apparently filed on October 29 last year. Sony, however, filed an application for PS5 in February this year. Thee details are also visible on the Indian Government's Public Search of Trade Marks website.
As explained by the website, the company's trade mark application for the PS5 and Aswani holds an ‘opposed' status. This happens when a third-party believes that a similar trademark is published in the Trade Marks Journal or is non-distinctive as per the patent and trade mark attorneys L.R. Swami and Co.
For now, Sony has not yet given an official statement on this. However, it has been mentioned that this might not be a big obstacle for Sony. If the firm proves its existence prior to the initial filing, it can still bring PS5 to India. And in case you didn't know, PS5 was trademarked in 2006 in Japan. For now, gamers can only wait and see what happens next.
On a related note, Sony PS5 recently went through a teardown, revealing removable sides, dust catchers and storage expansion options. As seen on the video, Sony is using a base on the PS5 which is held in with a screw when it's oriented vertically and is clipped to the side of the console when you use it horizontally.