There’s a New “Ocarina of Time” Trademark. What Does This Mean?

Nintendo has 3 multinational trademark applications for OCARINA OF TIME in the United States, Europe, and Australia. While it is already old news that Nintendo has a Breath of the Wild sequel in the works, but that game does not officially have a title yet? Is this new trademark application a hint at the official name of the Breath of the Wild sequel, or is it a reference to a completely different game? Click on this article link to learn more.

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Nintendo Files Two International Trademark Applications for “Mario Sports”

Nintendo has applied for a new trademark for MARIO SPORTS in Europe and Australia. Does this mean that a brand new Mario Sports game will come to the Nintendo Switch? It has been three years since the last Mario brand sports compilation game was released. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Square Enix Files New Trademark Applications for “Live A Live” in Europe and Australia

Square Enix has recently filed two international trademark applications for the mark “LIVE A LIVE” in Australia and Europe. ‘Live A Live’ is the name of the company’s JRPG video game that was released (in Japan only) for the Super Famicon in 1994. The game is known as the directorial debut of Takashi Tokita, who is the same director of the ever popular, classic video game ‘Chrono Trigger.’ Click on this article link to learn more.

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Sunrise Inc. Files a New Trademark Application for “Love Live! Superstar!!”

Sunrise Inc., has recently filed a new trademark application for the mark ‘LOVE LIVE! SUPERSTAR!!,’ which fans are hoping marks the next addition to the ‘LOVE LIVE’ franchise. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Nintendo Balances the Scales of Their Trademarks by pursuing “PokéToon” and Letting go of “Eternal Darkness”

Nintendo is still in the news with another new Japanese trademark application, as well as reports of Nintendo abandoning one of its U.S. trademark applications. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Is Nintendo Gearing up for Something Big With These Seven New Japanese Trademark Applications?

Nintendo, the famous video game company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has recently filed applications for seven new Japanese trademarks. Click on this article link to see what those trademarks are and to learn more about each of them.

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A Brief Explanation of What’s Happening in the EU Regarding the Copyright Directive

European copyright law is argued by some to be pretty terrible. Very soon, it could become a lot worse. The European Copyright Directive was originally enacted in 2001 and is in need of revision in order to keep up with the modern times. In October 2016, the European Commission released a legislative proposal for a new copyright mandate that focused on giving new and major powers and privileges to news publishers. That proposal was referred to several of the committees of the European Parliament, and has just recently been passed the European legal affairs committee. However, not everything is as great as it seems. There are many criticisms of the new directive, most of which refer to Articles 11 and 13, which has caused major controversy all across the internet. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Looks Like There Only Room for One Red-Bottom-Sole Shoe Maker in Town

French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has recently secured an important victory in his ongoing battle to trademark red-sole shoes. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, gave an advisory opinion in favor of the designer’s claim that the use of a specific shade of red on the underside of its shoes constitutes a recognizable characteristic of its brand. Click on this article link to learn more.

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Why the International Trade Commission is Investigating Nintendo After a Patent Infringement Case

Gamevice, a California-based video game company, has sued Nintendo. . . again. . . for a patent infringement case regarding the joy-con controllers on Nintendo’s latest super-selling console, the Nintendo Switch. Now, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate Nintendo, after Gamvice’s lawsuit, which among other demands, wants the video game giant to be barred from selling the Nintendo Switch consoles in the United States. Click on this article link to learn more.

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