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Nintendo apparently filed a Koopa (Bowser) trademark

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https://mynintendonews.com/2017/05/05/nintendo-have-filed-a-trademark-for-a-bowser-spin-off-game/

Link title is misleading, but the gist is that apparently Nintendo filed "Koopa" as a trademark.

I do hope this comes into fruition. As much as I love Bowser's Inside Story, it's high time Bowser gets his own, focused game.

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Rösti;235833544 said:
On February 24, 2017, they also in Japan file trademark applications for:
  • SUPER MARIO BROS.\スーパーマリオブラザーズ
  • LUIGI\ルイージ
  • DONKEY KONG\ドンキーコング
  • YOSHI\ヨッシー
KOOPA\クッパ is however the only trademark application of these to be filed under goods and services related to software for home video game machines.

The application number for the Koopa application is "2017-23147". You can search for it here: https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/s...&1494002630142
 

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Does this necessarily have to be a game?

I mean like, I hope it is. I just feel like it could be anything ya know?
 

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Wouldn't they trademark more than just "Bowser" if this was about a new Bowser-focussed game? Sounds to be pretty much nothing.
 

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Wouldn't they trademark more than just "Bowser" if this was about a new Bowser-focussed game? Sounds to be pretty much nothing.

Didn't something happen with Pokken? It's just Pokken?

though "Bowser" would be a hilarious title.
 

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Icon also leaked


The final name of the game is Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

From the other thread.
 
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Has there ever been a game starring Bowser?

No but I like to pretend that the main plot of SMRPG is just the story of bowser getting his castle back. Oh and he helps Mario and some doll along the way, not cuz he needs their help or anything... he's just a cool dude...
 

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They should do a beat-em-up game starring Bowser

Bowser's Smash 4 redesign actually feels damn satisfying to play
 

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Is Pokken a character? It's a game title.

hence why my second sentence

Has there ever been a game starring Bowser?

Bowser's Inside Story is the closest he has to be a titular character and even then he had to share it with the plumbers.

With their various advertising of Bowser solo I do wonder if the market is now open to a big but nerdy single father with a big, lovable chin.
 

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Yeah I read this earlier and it didn't necessarily scream Bowser is getting his own game. But boy would I absolutely love it! I love the design of all the Koopas in general and would love a game revolving around Bowser destroying anything and everything.

One day I'll have my dream Ridley game too.
 
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On February 24, 2017, they also in Japan filed trademark applications for:

  • SUPER MARIO BROS.\スーパーマリオブラザーズ
  • LUIGI\ルイージ
  • DONKEY KONG\ドンキーコング
  • YOSHI\ヨッシー
KOOPA\クッパ is however the only trademark application of these to be filed under goods and services related to software for home video game machines.

The application number for the Koopa application is "2017-23147". You can search for it here: https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_AREA_A.cgi?0&1494002630142
 

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I would have thought they had a trademark already. They have had Koopa in every Super Mario game since the NES.
 

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Bowser's Inside Job where you get to plan a heist on Toadstool Castle, recruit and assign suitable Koopalings and kidnap the princess.
 

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Rösti;235833544 said:
On February 24, 2017, they also in Japan file trademark applications for:
  • SUPER MARIO BROS.\スーパーマリオブラザーズ
  • LUIGI\ルイージ
  • DONKEY KONG\ドンキーコング
  • YOSHI\ヨッシー
KOOPA\クッパ is however the only trademark application of these to be filed under goods and services related to software for home video game machines.

The application number for the Koopa application is "2017-23147". You can search for it here: https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/s...&1494002630142

this is good yes? increases the chance of a Bowser game?
 

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Rösti;235833544 said:
On February 24, 2017, they also in Japan file trademark applications for:

  • SUPER MARIO BROS.\スーパーマリオブラザーズ
  • LUIGI\ルイージ
  • DONKEY KONG\ドンキーコング
  • YOSHI\ヨッシー
KOOPA\クッパ is however the only trademark application of these to be filed under goods and services related to software for home video game machines.

The application number for the Koopa application is "2017-23147". You can search for it here: https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_AREA_A.cgi?0&1494002630142

You can always count on Rösti, I'm pretty excited for whatever this could lead to!
 

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I was disappointed when I accidentally skipped ahead in the E3 Digital Event a couple years ago and saw a Bowser game and when I got back to that part of the presentation it turned out to be a Skylanders segment. So I'd be very psyched for this.
 

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this is good yes? increases the chance of a Bowser game?

Eh, I'm not a trademark expert but I don't believe that's how it works. The trademark would be the full name of the game, or something very similar, in order for them to have protection regarding that trademark. Just trademarking Koopa sounds more like it could be used for a product or product variation (AKA Amiibo) named Koopa.

This appears to be a Japanese trademark, which I'm even more unfamiliar with, but if those work at all like US trademarks I believe the above is how it works.

Also there's no guarantee they will be using this trademark for anything. See Eternal Darkness for reference.
 

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Rösti;235833544 said:
On February 24, 2017, they also in Japan file trademark applications for:

  • SUPER MARIO BROS.\スーパーマリオブラザーズ
  • LUIGI\ルイージ
  • DONKEY KONG\ドンキーコング
  • YOSHI\ヨッシー
KOOPA\クッパ is however the only trademark application of these to be filed under goods and services related to software for home video game machines.

The application number for the Koopa application is "2017-23147". You can search for it here: https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_AREA_A.cgi?0&1494002630142

Holy shit Bowser might actually get his own game.
 

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i thought bowsers moveset in skylanders would be a fun base for his own action game. summoning koopas to kick their shells at faraway dudes was satisfying
 

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Yea. When did they change that anyway?

Around the same time as everything else did in the mid-90's. King Koopa and everything else pertaining to the DiC cartoon + Valiant comics fell by the wayside as Nintendo introduced new products that confirmed Mario's villain's name as "Bowser".

Likewise, you didn't see "Princess Toadstool" mentioned much after Peach officially was introduced as her name in Mario 64.



In any case...obviously, my bias towards the Big Guy should be apparent. I hope he gets his own game (and that Junior and the Koopalings play parts, as well).