Complaint Denied: Nintendo loses dispute over WiiU.com domain name [UPDATED]

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In February, Nintendo of America filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of WiiU.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization, in what seemed like a slam dunk case for the video game company. A decision in WIPO Case Number D2013-0322 was posted to WIPO's website Saturday and … [Read more...]

WiiU.com domain expires (Nintendo still doesn’t own it long after announcement) [UPDATED]

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UPDATE February 19, 2013: According to DNW, Nintendo has filed a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Forum over the domain name: Wiiu.com. ORIGINAL STORY: Nintendo announced the Wii U more than a year and a half ago at E3 2011.  Incredibly, the company made the announcement … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

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The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the "war of … [Read more...]

Neither Sony, Nintendo, nor Microsoft own the domains for their next consoles

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The console wars are heating up, but there's just one problem: the three major companies don't own the matching domains to their next-generation consoles. Nintendo doesn't own WiiU.com, Sony doesn't own Playstation4.com, and Microsoft doesn't own Xbox720.com. Will the companies submit a domain … [Read more...]

FreakyForms.com: What’s in store for Nintendo’s newest domain registration?

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Nintendo already has over 3,000 domains to its name and as of this week, you can add a new one to the list: FreakyForms.com. On October 18, Nintendo of America Inc. purchased the never-before-registered domain name. It's not clear what the plan is for FreakyForms.com, as Nintendo has not made … [Read more...]

Nintendo gains rights to SuperMario.com, more than 25 years after game’s release

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It's hard to believe it's been over 25 years since Nintendo released Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.  In 2010, Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th anniversary.  But in all these years, Nintendo hasn't owned the matching domain to one of the most beloved games of all time.  That's changed for … [Read more...]

Nintendo registers “Sneak Peek” domains; something new on the way?

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Nintendo of America Inc, which owns upwards of 3,000 domain names, made two purchase lately which include the words "Sneak Peek".  On September 16, 2011, the company registered NintendoSneakPeek.com and NintendoSneakPeak.com ('sneak peak' is  a common spelling mistake). It's unknown what the … [Read more...]

Nintendo finally files trademark applications for Wii U in the U.S.

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Nintendo has filed nearly 20 trademark applications (several including images) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word Wii U. The goods and services cover a broad range of items from consumer video game machines to trading cards. Filing trademark applications is one … [Read more...]

Nintendo Wii U announced at E3 without the domain name

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Nintendo has named its next game console to be released in 2012 the Wii U, but strangely enough, the company announced the successor to the Wii at E3 2011 without owning the domain name. Up until a couple days ago, wiiu.com was a parked page, but after the announcement the owner of the domain has … [Read more...]