After the renewal of the Donkey Kong trademark, registered only a couple of days ago by Nintendo, the Kyoto giant would have filed a second copyright request, this time relating to Nintendo Switch and rather “suspicious”. Whether it’s aanticipation of the new console of the Grande N?
The patent was filed at the European Intellectual Property Officeor EUIPO and was brought to the surface by some forum users ResetEra. The trademark name registered in Europe is very simple, as it is consisting of the three letters “NSW”which are usually used as abbreviations to refer to Nintendo Switch.
The deposit of the trademarkobviously valid only within the Eurozone, it could have different meanings: obviously, the mind immediately runs to one new console of the Switch familythe infamous Switch 2 or Switch 4K, which seems to have been unwittingly confirmed by Nintendo’s recent hardware spending.
In reality, however, the odds that the patent refers to a new console are quite low. If anything, the name “NSW” refers to the current generation of Nintendo Switch, and could refer to the repair service for Switch activated by Nintendo in Japan, which could therefore also make its debut in Europe in a few months.
Another possibility, the latter much more probable than the other two, is that the filing of the NSW mark is only precautionary and aimed at protect the IP of Nintendo Switchpreventing manufacturers of console-copies, piracy devices and accessories not certified by Nintendo itself from joining the branding Switch using the iconic console abbreviation. Unfortunately, not even the category in which the patent was filed, that of “electronic games programs ” And “video game “, gives us additional information on the reasons for trademark registration.