Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Unlicensed Tokyo Mario Kart Ride Company

Tokyo tourists will no longer unofficially be suiting up as their favorite Mario characters and riding go-karts around the city. Nintendo won a lawsuit against an unlicensed Mario Kart ride company today, resulting in damages and the company being banned from using Mario costumes.

Wall Street Journal Tech Reporter Takashi Mochizuki first reported that Tokyo’s Mari Mobility company, which was previously known as MariCar, would have to pay Nintendo 10 million yen (about $88,000 USD) and stop using “Nintendo-related” outfits. “The street go-cart company operates services in Japan, and Nintendo was complaining it was damaging its ‘Mario Kart’ franchise,” Mochizuki wrote.

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