Of us over at TechRaptor appear to have uncovered the rationale, or at the least a part of the rationale, Ubisoft renamed Gods & Monsters to Immortals: Fenyx Rising. The US Patent and Trademark Workplace web site accommodates a collection of paperwork that reveal a authorized spat between Ubisoft and Monster Beverage over the usage of Gods & Monsters.
It’s a bizarre factor for Monster to combat Ubisoft over, and it’s unlikely that it’ll win, however authorized battles could be prolonged and maybe Ubisoft felt that it was safer to keep away from delaying the sport over one thing this foolish.
“Opposer can be broken by registration of the Purposes in that Applicant’s Mark so resembles Opposer’s MONSTER Marks, together with as registered within the PTO [Patent and Trademark Office], and by which Opposer owns widespread legislation trademark rights, as to be doubtless, when used on or in reference to Applicant’s items and companies, as to trigger confusion, or to trigger mistake or to deceive,” reads an argument by Monster.
Ubisoft denied all of the allegations, after all. Apparently, the developer went a step additional and argued that it “denies Opposer’s alleged marks are well-known.”
It appears that evidently each events did try and settle the dispute twice. It’s unclear if these settlement talks bore fruit, however for now, the sport’s title itself is not some extent of competition. Neither firm has responded to TechRaptor’s request for feedback.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising will launch on December third for the PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Sequence X and S, Nintendo Change, Google Stadia, and PC.