MariCAR Ordered to Pay Nintendo $460k

The full text of the ruling Nintendo Co., Ltd. and MARI Mobility Development Co., Ltd. is now available and states that the former MariCAR should pay Nintendo 50 million yen (almost $461,000) in compensation, increasing from 10 million yen. Check out Nintendo’s press release here.

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Nintendo Defeat MariCAR

The Intellectual Property High Court has handed down an interim judgement in the legal dispute between Nintendo Co., Ltd. and MARI Mobility Development Co., Ltd. (formerly MariCAR), ruling in favour of Nintendo, due to the unfair competition of MariCAR.

Read the full press release from Nintendo Co., Ltd. below. Press release kindly translated for Japanese Nintendo by BlackKite. Please link to the Japanese Nintendo website ( at the top of the article if posting elsewhere…

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New Mario Kart Trademark

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new MARIOKART trademark in Japan for a number of purposes all related to goods (it’s not videogame related) including brushes, combs, toothbrushes, dental flosses, kitchen utensils, mugs, cups, dishes, lunch boxes, water bottles, drinking straws, shoehorns, chopsticks, household linen products, shower curtains, and more! Actual application added below (image above unrelated)…

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Mario Kart Mocchi Mocchi Plushies 

Takara Tomy have released some officially licensed Mario Kart Mocchi Mocchi Game Style Plushies that are available now! Both plushies are large (35cm x 33cm x 33cm and 45cm x 28cm x 28cm respectively) and limited! Order Dash Mushroom here and Bullet Bill (known as Killer in Japan) here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off! More pictures added below…

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Mario Kart Lottery Announced

Bandai have announced a Mario Kart Lottery coming to 7-Eleven and Ito-Yokado in Japan from 15 December 2018 priced at ¥620 per entry and with a number of prizes including Mario Kart Cushion Set, Lakitu Clock, Cup Set, Glass Collection, Rubber Coasters, Design Towels and Banana Slippers all pictured below…

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Mario Kart Cushion Set

Cup Set

Lakitu Clock

Glass Collection

Rubber Coasters

Banana Slippers


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New Mario Kart Trademark 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new MARIOKART trademark in Japan for purposes including videogame program (including smartphone program) and a number of merchandising including related to jewellery, stationery, luggage, clothing, controllers, toys, food and drink related, and for providing entertainment. Actual application added below…

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