“Go ahead, sue us.” It’s a bold strategy for a company to effectively ask a much larger one to sue it, and that’s exactly what happened a while back with dbrand. It’s a business that creates and sells custom shells, skins, and decals for all kinds of consumer electronics like smartphones and laptops. Not too long ago, dbrand expanded this to include ‘Darkplates’, replacement faceplates for PlayStation 5 for those who wanted to swap the white panels with black ones. Fast-forward to now, and you can’t buy them anymore following a cease and desist from Sony.
Yes, you can no longer purchase the black faceplates from dbrand’s website. If you try to visit the page, you’ll instead find a list of articles about the subject, and no way to buy the product. The company received the C&D letter from PlayStation’s lawyers an undisclosed amount of time ago, and it’s resulted in dbrand removing the Darkplates from sale.
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