Update: Thursday, July 7, 2022 09:15 BST: The Intellivision Amico trademark has reappeared on the US Patent and Trademark Office website. It appears that rather than requesting an additional extension to an existing trademark, Intellivision has instead decided to apply for an entirely new trademark as of June 30, 2022.
According to IGNthe CEO of Intellivision also states that the company is “still working on the console” and that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website is “generally pretty slow to update”.
So the saga continues! Whether we will see the console actually be implemented remains to be seen, but hopefully some good news will come to the customers who have supported the project so far.
Original article: Mon, Jul 4, 2022 13:00 BST:
As the latest indication that Intellivision Amico is unlikely to ever be released, its trademark is now marked “abandoned” by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
According to VGKthe trademark was originally filed by Intellivision Entertainment on October 19, 2018 and subsequently accepted on September 24, 2019. In accordance with the Trademark Usage Rules, an application will be marked as rejected if the applicant has either not filed a “Statement of Use” or has requested an extension of the trademark’s validity. mark within six months of approval.
Intellivision first requested a trademark renewal on May 11, 2020. Three more renewal requests followed, with the last being approved on November 18, 2021. A waiver notice was then filed on June 21, 2022 for the failure to submit a fifth renewal request.
Intellivision now has two months from the date of the rejection to file a “petition to revive” if it hopes to keep the trademark, though its failure to request any further extensions may perhaps be the clearest sign that the problematic console is likely to will never be released. released commercially.
Just last month, Intellivision raised a few eyebrows when it confirmed that staff would be cut significantly to help the console cross the finish line. He also confirmed that such drastic steps mean refund requests for some clients will be delayed due to staff cuts and the financial needs needed to keep operations going.
This is definitely not good for Intellivision Amico. What do you think of this latest update? Share your thoughts in the comments below.