Nintendo has filed a trademark for Mobiclip in Europe, a company it acquired back in 2012. Since then, Mobiclip is known as Nintendo European Research & Development or NERD for short.
It’s a straightforward CTM application computer-gaming software along with other things. It’s hard to figure out why Nintendo has filed the application with Mobiclip’s name though.
Filing number: 014483366
Date of receipt 20/08/2015
Nice classes: 9 ( Nice Classification )
Filing date 20/08/2015
Filing language: English
Second language: German
Application reference: EW33337AFgmu
Trademark status: Application under examination
Acquired distinctiveness: No
Details extracted from the application also mentioned “multimedia players; embedded software; data compression and decompression software and particularly for audio data, video data and vector rendering; data conversion software and particularly for audio data, video data and vector rendering.”
We don’t recall vector rendering being a speciality of NERD but it is used to “create stylized renderings” in different bitmap images “or in the following 2D vector formats.” NERD actually works on the “latest innovations in middleware” and this could be related to mobile middleware.
However, none of this explains why Nintendo filed the application under Mobiclip.