Quick update btw on this topic as reported by Japantoday.com:
"Sony withdraws trademark registration of 'shock and awe'
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 07:14 JST
TOKYO 窶 Sony Corp said Tuesday it will withdraw its application with the U.S. patent office to register "shock and awe" 窶 a catch phrase used by the U.S. forces in their initial air campaign in Iraq 窶 as title for a PlayStation video game.
In a statement released jointly with its U.S. subsidiary Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, Sony said the application was based on "inappropriate judgment."