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The Wonderful 101 trademark blocked in the US

Friday, 19th July 2013 05:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo of America has encountered difficulties securing a US trademark for The Wonderful 101. The Platinum Games title apparently sounds too similar to “The 101″, a previously filed trademark, although Nintendo has argued that its own mark is unlikely to cause confusion as the “wonderful” bit is the most memorable of the three components. You can read over the details of the case on NeoGAF. The Wii U exclusive drops next month; check out the opening cinematic.

Thanks, Cub3d.

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  1. ActionGameKing

    Waaaaaait Whaaaaat??? Nintendo… Nintendo…Nintendo….you had ONE JOB!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Clupula

    EDIT: Nevermind. The NeoGAF post makes clear something this article doesn’t that I thought was stupid.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Showmeyomoves!

    Should’ve called it The Viewtiful 101, if you ask me.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Clupula

    @3 – Because that wouldn’t cause confusion with Capcom’s copyright, at all.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    @1 They were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off?
    As far as this name goes, I thought it was more likely to be mistaken as being a derivative of The 4400 or that kind of thing.

    As to Nintendo’s defence…I’m not sure it flies, because you get things where the name is changed subtly, in order to piggy-back on a more popular property: EG: Transformers, to Transmorphers, etc.

    #5 1 year ago