Nintendo Sues Japanese Go-Kart Company Over Copyright Infringement


Nintendo, the company that created the world famous Super Mario video game, filed a lawsuit recently claiming that a go-karting company stole ideas straight from their Mario Kart game.

The company’s name is MariCar, which provides go-karting tours for tourists in the city. Customers would also dress up in Nintendo characters like Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. This gives them the feeling of playing the popular racing game in real life, which is an infringement of Nintendo’s copyright.

Tourists and fans everywhere appear to really love MariCar and the experience according to TripAdvisor. Nevertheless, Akibakart, another similar go-karting company where drivers dress up in Nintendo costumes also exists in the city, however Nintendo has yet to take any legal action with them yet.

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