Sound trademark connected with Super Mario

Mario_(New_Super_Mario_Bros._2).pngWIPR reports about an interesting attempt of Nintendo to register a sound trademark for the sound of coin-collecting from the “Mario” series of games.

Nintendo filed a trademark application in the Japan Patent Office which until recently hasn’t accepted such applications but after changes in the legislation it is already allowed.

It will be interesting what will happen with the application and whether the office will grand a registration. One of the requirements in that regard is that the relevant mark should be distinctive and to serve as a source of trade origin.

More information here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s