Sony Europe trademarks Panopticon, strange symbol
Sony Computer Entertainment recently filed trademarks for something called “Panopticon” and a strange, red-and-gray symbol in Europe.
services list suggests it could be used for some sort of online service.
Computer software; video games; electronic games; computer software for video games or for games machines, electronic devices for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages; computer software for conducting and coordinating real-time and asynchronous communications among computer users sharing information and audio/video data via electronic communications networks; downloadable electronic publications; downloadable computer game software; user-generated video recordings; Software for use with handheld video game apparatus.
Providing on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages relating to computer and video games among players of computer and video games; providing on-line access to computer networks, computer databases, the internet, virtual worlds and libraries of text, graphics and audio-visual and multimedia information all for the purpose of playing computer and video games.
On-line gaming and entertainment services; organising of games, providing of an on-line gaming service enabling physically remote players of an electronic game to search on-line for other players and to communicate with selected players during the game.
Hosting on-line web facilities for interactive game play.
Introduction and social networking services, namely introducing electronic game players to others.
The trademark for Panopticon
, which is Greek for “seeing everything,” sounds more like it could be a game or application.
Computer and video games; computer games software; computer software downloadable from the internet; computer software for hand held computer games equipment; computer game software for mobile phones; video game cartridges; memory cards; data storage devices; downloadable electronic publications; electronic games; parts and fittings for all the above.
Toys and playthings; hand-held computer games equipment (not adapted with TV receivers); parts and accessories for hand-held computer games equipment (not adapted with TV receivers); card games; board games; arcade video game machines; video game apparatus; parts and fittings for all the above.
Entertainment; electronic games services provides by means of the internet; games services provided on-line from a computer network.
Someone also mentioned it being the logo for Guerrilla Cambridge.