Fan games have always been a grey area when it comes to copyright issues. In the eyes of those making the fan game, it is a labor of love that took countless hours, in order to produce an homage to a video game series. Video game developers / IP holders don’t look at fan games so fondly, particularly Nintendo, who is once again attempting to shut down another popular fan game based on the Legend of Zelda franchise. Click on this article link to learn more.
Nintendo of Japan seems to be on a roll with a consistent stream of trademark applications. This next set of trademark applications makes it the fourth consecutive week of Nintendo trademarks published in Japan. Is it time to “catch ‘em all” again, or is this fanbase catching a case prematurely? Click on this article link to learn more.
Nintendo of Japan has filed 8 applications for some new Japanese trademarks, and most of these applications are for things that you may have already heard of, especially in light of the major announcements Nintendo has made around the beginning of this month. Click on this article link to see what these international trademarks are and to learn more about each of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In less than a month, this year’s E3 will take place. This means that now is as good of a time as any to check in and look at any recent IP filings surrounding the upcoming expo. With the game day countdown constantly running, all of the major hardware and software developers within the video game industry are rushing to solidify their presentations for the show. Click on this article link to learn more.
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.
Nintendo has filed recently filed about nine trademarks surrounding clothing and downloadable video games. While not much information besides the filing of the trademarks is known, this new development has fans speculating on what it means for Nintendo’s next big moves as well as whether this will have any implications on Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year. Check out this blog for more info.