Mari Mobility Ordered to Pay Nintendo ¥50m

Mari Mobility Development Inc. (formerly MariCAR) has been ordered by the Japanese Intellectual Property High Court to pay Nintendo Co., Ltd. ¥50,000,000 ($460,000) due to infringement of Nintendo’s intellectual property, specifically its Mario Kart brand. Nintendo’s full press release has been translated below. [Thanks, Siliconera]

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Mario Kart Friendship Coming to Uniqlo

Uniqlo have announced a Mario Kart Friendship range of kids T-shirts and hooded pullovers coming in store in January 2020 priced at ¥790 for the T-shirts and ¥1,990 for the hoodies. Check out a selection of the designs below…

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Mario Kart Racing Wheels Announced

HORI have announced officially licensed Mario Kart wheels with both a Mario Kart Racing Wheel for Nintendo Switch (pictured above) and a Mario Kart Racing Wheel DX for Nintendo Switch (pictured below) for release in Japan this November. Pre-order here and here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.

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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 (https://japanesenintendo.com/) 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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