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Old 08-26-2012, 09:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
The trouble with using that Donkey Kong phrase is that it's trademarked, and in those cases, things can get contentious.
Actually, it was not. They sued to get a trademark on it AFTER someone else came up with it. It is an interesting read, but its been a while since I looked at it. If I recall right a rap singer used it in a song years before it became popular, and once it became popular Nintendo sued saying they should be given a trademark on that phrase, even though they had no prior claim to it.
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