It would appear that Sony have gone and filed a new trademark for the PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense. While there is technically no mention of the PlayStation 5 or DualSense by name in the application, it is for “controllers for game consoles; game controllers for computer games” according to its identification.
The application is specifically for the slogan “Heighten Your Senses,” which is almost definitely a reference to the controller’s changes during the PlayStation 4 design.
“We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller,” Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management, said when the DualSense was first revealed earlier this year. “This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud. We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”
The PlayStation 5 is currently set to release in the Christmas window of 2020, although there is no definitive release date beyond that.