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MARI Mobility Development files for two cheeky trademarks to voice their anger over Nintendo's Mario Kart lawsuit

Nintendo had a battle against the MariCAR go-kart rental service last year, which Nintendo ended up winning. This forced MariCAR to change their name to MARI Mobility Development. It's clear they weren't happy about how the lawsuit went, and all these months later, they appear to be more bitter than ever.

The Japanese company Chizai Bouei Kabushiki Gaisha have applied for two trademarks in Japan. One is for 任天堂は無関係 (Nintendo is irrelevant) and the other is for 'Unrelated to Nintendo' in English. Chizai Bouei Kabushiki Gaisha has applied for trademarks on the behalf of MARI Mobility Development in the past, and it's clear they have ties once again for these trademarks. Futhermore, both the ‘任天堂は無関係’ and ‘Unrelated to Nintendo’ phrases are now being displayed by MARI Mobility Development on their go-karts.

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peen2
Thu Jan 10 19 07:23pm
Rating: 5

If Nintendo is irrelevent then why are you using their characters

wesfx
Thu Jan 10 19 03:11pm
Rating: 1

I'm assuming the Japanese phrase is supposed to mean something similar to the English phrase, and not be some kind of huge put down.

Maybe they should grow up and come up with thier own ideas next time

Really? Throwing a tantrum because you don't like getting told off for stealing?

Well that's pretty damn childish and stupid. Not as childish and stupid as my boss, but childish and stupid.

peen2
Thu Jan 10 19 07:23pm
Rating: 5

If Nintendo is irrelevent then why are you using their characters

That’s exactly what I was going to say. It’s really pathetic behavior, huh?

Darn, I didn't expect the Japanese culture to be so petty. I really thought that was a western thing. Shame!

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