In a YouTube video recently uploaded by a popular TikToker and Twitch streamer formerly known as Pokeprincxss, the internet personality reveals that she has been sued by Nintendo. She’s had to hand over all profits that she made selling merchandise using Nintendo’s IP and the action taken has forced her to re-brand. Amassing nearly two million followers on TikTok, she will now go by the name of ‘digitalprincxss’.
The Pokeprincxss name was trademarked through the LegalZoom website and has since been removed due to Nintendo suing her as a result of the content creator selling merchandise like own-branded Pokeballs. She says “I was young and dumb and I was just going full force with it because I didn’t know what I was doing was wrong,”. Under the username Pokeprincxss, she also made adult content and Nintendo most likely did not want to associate themselves with this type of media. Nintendo subsequently sent a cease and desist to LegalZoom a couple of months ago and action was taken.
She has made it clear that there are no ill feelings towards Nintendo: “I’ll give my soul to Nintendo. After watching this video, go buy a Switch or something.”