(This is an archived case summary)
The Court of Appeal affirmed the District Court's decision enjoining Brown from selling video game cartridges that infringed copyrights and trade-marks owned by Nintendo. The games sold by Brown were virtually identical to games protected by Nintendo's intellectual property rights. The only difference, in fact, was that the knock-offs did not have the Nintendo copyright symbol on the cartridge.
Nintendo of America v. Brown
1996, US Ct. of Appeals, 9th Ct.
94 F. 3d 652
Keywords: copyright – trademarks
Summary by Chris Metcalfe