The filings cover “Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game” and “Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software”.
EA also appears to have secretly registered the matching domain JetSetDetectives.com (Whois) back in June through the internet brand protection company CSC Global. Despite the owner’s name being marked private, EA is likely the registrant as they are a well known client of Corporation Service Company, which protects many of the world’s most valuable brands.
Upcoming EA titles include Overstrike (pictured above), Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3, but the video game company hasn’t made any announcement about ‘Jet Set Detectives’.
UPDATE 2: May 6, 2012 @ 7:42 PM Est:. Star Wars 1313 now looks less likely related to a new film. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Star Wars 1313″. The filing hints that a new video game will be released.
ORIGINAL STORY:. Last July, talk of a film featuring Boba Fett was making the rounds on the internet after Screen Rant interviewed director Joe Johnston who said he was trying to get George Lucas to make a movie based on the Star Wars bounty hunter.
Though nothing was ever confirmed, Lucasfilm is hinting at a new project called Star Wars: 1313, according to several domain names registered on May 2, 2012, through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company. The registrations I spotted include names like StarWars1313.com (Whois) and SW1313.com (Whois).
It’s unknown at this time, what Lucasfilm has in store for Star Wars: 1313.
The company hasn’t officially announced anything at this point, but has registered eight domains in total including: 1313starwars.com, 1313starwars.net, 1313sw.com, 1313sw.net, starwars1313.com, starwars1313.net, sw1313.com, and sw1313.net.
I’m only speculating that Star Wars: 1313 is the Boba Fett movie.
UPDATE 1 at 3:37PM EST:. In addition to the eight domain names I spotted earlier, Lucasfilm registered the same names in a number of different extensions. The following names were also registered on the same day:
Two recent domain name registrations by Square Enix Limited suggest that a sequel to the action-adventure video game Mini Ninjas may be in the works.
According to Whois records, the youngest of all the mini ninjas may be embarking on a new quest called Hiro’s Adventure. On March 2, 2012, Square Enix Limited registered the domains HirosAdventure.com (Whois) and MiniNinjasHirosAdventure.com (Whois).
The original Mini Ninjas, which follows the main character Hiro as he sets out to stop the Evil Samurai Warlord, was first released in 2009 and has been well-received by critics, scoring an 8 out of a possible 10 according to GameRankings.
In December 2011, Square Enix announced it would be releasing Mini Ninjas on the browser using Google’s Chrome.
At the time of this story, Square Enix has not announced anything about a sequel and both domains resolve to a blank web page, not an active website.
Late last month, it was reported that Barnes & Noble would be introducing a new Nook this spring.
Although very little is known about the successor to the Nook Tablet, some interesting domain names were privately registered on February 13, 2012 with CSC Global, a company that helps protect many of the world’s best global brands in part by registering and managing thousands of domain names.
The domains registered were NookGlow.com (Whois) and NookShine.com (Whois).
Additional names that were registered on the same day include: NookUniverse.com, NookTabletPen.com, and TheNookTabletPen.com.
The names currently resolve to a blank web page at the time of this story.
While the registrant of each domain is listed as Corporation Service Company, it’s pretty safe to say that Barnes & Noble is behind each name, as CSC specializes in domain, trademark, and brand services.
For now though, the name of the next Nook device will remain speculation until Barnes & Noble makes an official announcement.
[Updated on March 2, 2012:. It appears Barnes & Noble has acquired NookLabs.com according to Whois records.]