Has Dbrand done enough to withstand further legal action from Sony?

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Danielle Partis

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This week, Canadian peripherals manufacturer Dbrand shared a cease-and-desist letter Sony sent it for creating and selling third-party faceplates for the PS5.

Dbrand launched Darkplates — a black alternative to the white faceplate that comes with the PS5 as standard — back in February. When launching the product, Dbrand seemed confident about the legal footing of the product, going as far as to caption a portion of the announcement “Sue us, Sony.”

The letter from Sony, which was not dated, accuses the firm of counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and other offenses due to the similarities between its

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