Video Game Law Blog

January 01, 1982

(This is an archived case summary)

Nintendo sought and received an injunction against Elcon, who had been importing circuit boards manufactured by Falcon into the United States. Falcon was a past Nintendo licensee who was licensed to manufacture and sell only in Japan. The circuit boards were modified slightly to create a game called “Crazy Kong”, which was manufactured and imported to be sold in the US. The game was merely a copy of “Donkey Kong”, with a different title and no Nintendo marks.

Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Elcon Industries
US. Dist. Ct, SD East Dist. of Michigan
564 F. Supp 937
KEYWORDS: injunction – copyright infringement
Summary by: Byron Yep