Plate Station has had to change its name and remove PS5 imagery following Sony complaint

Earlier this week, it came to light that a third party company going by the name the Plate Station was selling custom face plates for the PS5. Now, the company has been forced to change its name and take off all pictures of the PS5 from its site after Sony issued a complaint about the company’s name and the site name which was PlateStation5.com. The site is now called Customize My Plates and generic pictures are used to show colours it is selling. On top of that the site has stated it has sold out of all of its products for the time being.

The prices for each one are £32/€34.95/$39.99. According to the site’s FAQ the company will be shipping the plates from November 12th and delivery should take 5-7 days. The FAQ confirms that the plates will not have the PS logo on them as these are third party plates. The FAQ also states that purchasers cannot mix and match colours at ordering, as the sets come in one colour each. The matte black edition will only be available until the end of 2020, but if the company sees high demand then more will be released. The reason for the pictures being renders and not actual photos of the product is because the prototypes are being created, but Plate Station states that it will be releasing images soon.

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In terms of the PS5 warranty, the Plate Station states that changing the plates should not impact any warranty players have with Sony for the PS5 as the plates are removable and can be changed. It makes sense because it is likely Sony will release their own plates eventually for PS5 owners to purchase. The Plate Station is based in the UK but the plates themselves are being manufactured in China.

UPDATE: Customize My Plays, nee Plate Station, have posted the following message.

Hey!

You might’ve noticed that our website was out of action for a short while yesterday. We had to make some changes but we’re back up now!

You can now find us at customizemyplates.com. Same plates, same team, different name :)

If you placed an order via our previous domain, this is unaffected and your order number remains the same. But if you want your order confirmation to be resent, please let us know and we’d be happy to do that!

We set out on this mission to customize and enhance your gaming experience, which we are still 100% committed to, but we want to make sure we do so in a way that doesn’t infringe upon any trademarks or patents. For this reason we’ve started working with some great people to ensure our products are safe, compliant, and most importantly manufactured to the highest possible standards.

Due to this we expect there to be small delays in shipping. We’re still aiming to move forward with production in the next few weeks, but depending on when you ordered you should expect around a 3-week delay. We will of course continue to keep you in the loop and let you know of any updates, and otherwise once your plates are processed and shipped you will receive a notification.

We look forward to shipping out your plates really soon, but of course if wish to cancel your order and get a full refund let us know and we’ll process that right away.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer support at [email protected]

Source: VGC

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3 Comments

  1. Makes me think Sony are planning to sell optional plates too, so they’re throwing their weight around at someone that beat them to it.

  2. I’m wondering if there was more to this than just Sony protecting their IP, especially with the reference to the safety and compliance of a new manufacturer.

    Besides, everyone knows “Plate Station” is one of the ‘official’ words that PS4 recognises as “Playstation” when you want to use voice command. (Along with “Ray Spaceman” and “Trace Nation”) ;)

  3. I just had an email from them that they have had to cancel my order due to trademarking which is a real shame. It read as below:-

    Customize My Plates

    We’re sorry, but we will be unable to fulfill your order due to design trademark laws in your country. This email is to confirm you have been refunded in full.

    Total amount refunded: $41.75 USD

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