Video Game Law Blog

January 01, 1996

(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