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Nintendo Files 3DS-Related Trademarks in Japan

by Jon Lindemann - May 18, 2010, 4:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Siliconera

Another slew of filings raises eyebrows.

With the E3 reveal of Nintendo's 3DS portable system only weeks away, the trademark filing watch has begun. Nintendo has indeed made several recent filings that are sure to get the industry talking.

Specifically, Nintendo has filed the following trademarks in Japan: 3DS, N3DS, 3DSWare, and 3DSPlay. While the name "3DSWare" appears easy enough to decipher - a downloadable content delivery service akin to the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare - the name "3DSPlay" is open to speculation. It could be a portable version of the Wii's Wii Play, or something else entirely.

While these filings may have been done to simply protect names that may not be used, the Nintendo DS followed a similar pattern prior to its release. The "DS" moniker was widely considered to be a temporary code name, but in the end turned out to be the real name of the device.

Talkback

GearBoxClockMay 18, 2010

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BlackNMild2k1May 18, 2010

It's not just trademarks, but website domains too
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=30917.msg609531#msg609531

and the full list of trademarks
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=30917.msg609412#msg609412

which also includes things like DS Cinema, DS Movie, DS Music & DS Album

I kept this to just the 3DS stuff, specifically.  The DS stuff wasn't nearly as interesting.

Quote from: NWR_Lindy

I kept this to just the 3DS stuff, specifically.  The DS stuff wasn't nearly as interesting.

YOU'RE NOT NEARLY AS INTERESTING!

Well, you're right.

Quote from: Crimm

Quote from: NWR_Lindy

I kept this to just the 3DS stuff, specifically.  The DS stuff wasn't nearly as interesting.

YOU'RE NOT NEARLY AS INTERESTING!

You've got to save that kind of energy and enthusiasm for the show.

ControlerFleXMay 19, 2010

Quote from: NWR_Lindy

While the name "3DSWare" appears easy enough to decipher - a downloadable content delivery service akin to the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare

I think this also spells bad news for the owners of DSiWare games, this may mean that the dreaded truth may be upon us...........NOT TRANSFERABLE..BLE..BLE..BLE....(that was an echo)

TJ SpykeMay 19, 2010

Or it could just be a section for games that will only work on the 3DS, I think it's premature to be speculating on just a bunch of random trademark registrations (which companies do all the time).

3DS hates DSi!

Not to repave this discussion, but there is more than greed-based reasons why they may not offer transfers.

ControlerFleXMay 19, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

Not to repave this discussion, but there is more than greed-based reasons why they may not offer transfers.

Do you mean it may be technical issues? The lack of an account based system? They could give a flying F**K! They might sue themselves for copyright infringement?

Come-on JJ, dont leave me on such a cliff-hanga!!

BlackNMild2k1May 20, 2010

Lack of foresight being the most obvious reason.

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

Lack of foresight being the most obvious reason.

In a way...

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