KG: A little nerd (ahem) bird tipped us off to this trademark application by red-hot Boston startup HourlyNerd. Word on the street is the nerds are planning a rebrand and if this filing is any indication, its new name will be Catalant.
Dylan: We asked chief nerds Rob Biederman and Patrick Pettiti why they would get rid of such a great company name. They just told us to keep our ear to the grindstone, for now. So, back to the trademark filing, which says Catalant will offer "employment agency services, namely, filling the temporary and permanent staffing needs of businesses." Right now, HourlyNerd is kind of like an Uber for business consultants: It doesn't do anything with permanent staffing needs.
KG: So, that would be new territory, but you can't read too much into a trademark application. We'll tell you what they're up to as soon as we know the full story.