Nintendo Is Suing Go-Karting Company Over Copyright Infringement

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Nintendo Is Suing Go-Karting Company Over Copyright Infringement


Today, Nintendo announced a lawsuit against a Tokyo-based kart rental service called MariCar.

[Image: MariCar]

Tokyo has been home to a couple different karting businesses as the vehicles are street legal. Previously, Kotaku profiled Akiba Kart, a service renting out karts to those who want to explore the city’s geek district by go-kart. 

The whole karting-on-Tokyo-streets thing seems to have started around 2011 when two guys from Japanese car site Cliccar dressed up as Mario and Luigi and karted around Shibuya.

Nintendo is now suing MariCar over copyright infringement claims as well as for allegedly violating the country’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act. 



MariCar


[Image: MariCar | Facebook]


[Image: MariCar | Instagram]
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Nintendo added that it will continue to take steps to protect the intellectual property it has built over of many years of hard work. 

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