Video Game Law Blog

February 14, 2005

Those who enjoy speculation are intrigued by two Japanese trade-mark applications filed by Nintendo in late 2004. The marks are V-POCKET and PCGP, and the applications refer to a wide range of wares. 

Whether the marks relate to as-yet unknown Nintendo products remains to be seen, and Nintendo will not comment on any of its trade-mark or patent applications. However, game developers and publishers sometimes register trade-marks on the off chance that they will be useful in the future – for example, Sony applied to register SHOCK AND AWE in March 2003, just after the invasion of Iraq, but abandoned that application shortly thereafter.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/jatujuvyfrohy