/Tag: Nintendo

Game over?


Amusement park Walibi is being scared by Nintendo over its annual Halloween Fright Nights. Walibi has been using Nintendo characters. Nintendo claims to never have given permission to use its copyrighted characters. During Halloween the Dutch amusement park used bloody versions [...]

Game over?2018-11-19T16:28:14+01:00

Go-Kart event stopped by Nintendo


The District Court in Tokio ordered the operator of a go-kart service to stop its event. MariCar, Inc. hosted an go-kart race, in which the attendees were allowed to drive on public roads wearing costumes of Nintendo's characters in the [...]

Go-Kart event stopped by Nintendo2018-10-29T16:18:26+01:00

Gorilla trademarketing


Donkey Kong is a world renowned gorilla from a computer game of Nintendo. And now also registered as a three-dimensional mark in the European Union. Other cartoon characters such as characters from Mario Bros have also been registered recently by [...]

Gorilla trademarketing2016-11-01T15:32:12+01:00

Make trademarks out of your money


Sounds can be trademarks, Nintendo must have thought while registering one of the most iconic sounds of the 80s and 90s: the Super Mario Bros. “coin chime”. If you have ever played a Mario Bros. game, you undoubtedly know the [...]

Make trademarks out of your money2016-10-17T09:58:09+01:00

Double dribble


An episode of Family Guy may be into some copyright issues. The cartoon show used a clip of the classic Nintendo console game "Double Dribble" from YouTube, rather than using an original clip. After that, the original video on YouTube was taken down by [...]

Double dribble2016-06-03T14:39:03+01:00

6 sounds you aren’t allowed to use


Some sounds from famous television shows, movies or games are so recognisable. Many of these sounds are embedded in our minds, but are also trademarked or copyrighted. Today, 6 sounds you aren't allowed to use (without permission): The roar of [...]

6 sounds you aren’t allowed to use2015-10-14T07:43:31+01:00

Holidays are over…


Okay, holidays are over. Back to work everyone! But before you do, please enjoy the blatant trademark infringements that were found on the exotic markets in that tropical paradise, or on that smelly street with the cheap branded stuff (click [...]

Holidays are over…2015-08-24T08:15:46+01:00

Brand Re-versioning


Always fun... mashing up famous logo's. Still recognisable, but sometimes you end up a brand-schizophrenic. "Brand Re-versioning" is what graphic artist Graham Smith calls it. Do you recognise them all?

Brand Re-versioning2015-03-23T19:37:00+01:00
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