Nintendo has announced via their Japanese website that it’s won another lawsuit and this time it was against Maricar in Japan. Legal proceedings to protect Nintendo’s IP started in 2017. Popular with tourists and locals alike, Maricar is an attraction in Tokyo which allows paying customers to rent a go kart, dress up in some familiar character costumes and drive around Tokyo. Understandably, this got noticed by Nintendo and for the last few years a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against Maricar has been met with appeals. But it’s been announced today the Supreme Court ruled in Nintendo’s favour and Maricar has to pay 50 million yen in damages.
The news release on Nintendo’s website states the following but you can read the full details of the situation here.