In 2017, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against MariCar Inc because Nintendo thought “the MariCar is a similar name to Mario Kart”. In fact, People were driving the vehicle through Tokyo roads wearing Mario Kart’s character dress. According to the Sankei report, The Mario Kart-alike MariCar Inc. has been ordered to pay Nintendo damages of 50m yen (about $500,000), five times the original amount, by an appeals court.
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