Nintendo of America has once again filed a reapplication for the Eternal Darkness trademark. Filed to the United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 21, 2015 – the application requests a 6 month extension to the Eternal Darkness trademark.
The file writes that the applicant has intention to use the trademark in “commerce on or in connection with goods and/or services” listed in the notice, which essentially implies the use of the trademark in a video game title.
“The applicant has a continued bona fide intention to use or use through the applicant’s related company or licensee the mark in commerce on or in connection with all of the goods and/or services listed in the Notice of Allowance or as subsequently modified for this specific class.”
Considering that this is third extension request, Nintendo appears adamant in keeping Eternal Darkness with the intention to use the trademark in some form or another.
“This is the third extension request. The applicant has made the following ongoing efforts to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with each of those goods and/or services covered by the extension request: product or service research or development.”
Not to raise expectations, the repeated extension does not necessarily mean a new entry or a HD remaster of the original, it is more likely Nintendo protecting an IP. However, one cannot help but imagine the possibilities of Eternal Darkness game on the Wii U. Perhaps an E3 announcement incoming? Only time will tell!
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