Nintendo Sends C&D to Digg Over April Fools’ Joke

Social news site Digg was just “having a little fun” when they decided to put Mario in many of their Diggbar links.

Nintendo disagreed and sent a cease and desist letter to Digg asking them to remove their trademarked character from use on their site.

The letter below, leaked to us by a trusted source, indicates that Nintendo is concerned about “the marketing or sale of your products & services.” Other than generating traffic for the purpose of increase advertising revenue and the sale of Digg “swag”, Digg does not actually sell a product.

This story is developing. We will update as more information is made available

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JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

18 thoughts on “Nintendo Sends C&D to Digg Over April Fools’ Joke

  1. Since when was a trademark number a secret? Last I checked that was publicly available information…

  2. I know this was a joke, but for those interested Nintendo has a trademark on “Super Mario,” U.S. Reg. No. 2345441, but I couldn’t find one on simply “Mario.” They had one in the past but they’ve abandoned it.

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