Nintendo of America has recently filed a federal trademark registration for Donkey Kong Jr., sparking rumblings that they may return to the 1982 arcade classic.
Their application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is expectedly for use in a lengthy list that covers “downloadable electronic game programs, downloadable electronic video game software, electronic game programs, electronic game software, video game programs and video game software.”
Whether there is any plan to put it to use is unclear, as it may have been more of a protective measure. It is widely known that Nintendo has previously only trademarked the character and game as “Donkey Kong Junior,” as the coin-op arcade machine was named.[Thanks NeoGAF]