(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