Wii no Ma video service trademarked the U.S.

The patents, filed through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, include a wide variety of potential uses

Nintendo's video-on-demand channel Wii no Ma has been online in Japan for almost a year now with nary a mention of international release. With Nintendo recently announcing Netflix streaming support, the company may be looking to bolster its video output in another department, as the company has filed a variety of U.S. trademarks related to the service.

The patents, filed through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, include a wide variety of potential uses, like making hotel or restaurant reservations, providing ads or prizes to customers and sharing information via bulletin boards

All of the aforementioned patents were initially created in Japan last year, though the information has been updated for the U.S. earlier in the month. Most of the patents still involve the Wii no Ma name, which suggest that the company may just be attempting to protect its IPs--it's done so before in registering WiinoMa.com and Wii-no-Ma.net--though the recent filing dates are a little suspect.

"Wii no Ma" Name Trademarked in U.S. [BrokeMyController]

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