Nintendo will lose the Eternal Darkness trademark if they don’t show they are using it


Nintendo quietly renews trademarks for its various intellectual property behind the scenes, sometimes in order to keep a brand name they have not used in awhile – Eternal Darkness falls into this category, and its fate has now fallen into question.

Information has now arisen in the form of a USPTO TSDR that shows that Nintendo is nearing the end of the road for renewing the Eternal Darkness trademark, unless it shows an intent to use, basically realising something using the Eternal Darkness name.

The deadline is 36 months.

New game? GameCube original hitting a new section of the VC? or will Nintendo let this one fade to back?



Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion ( for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion