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The Japan Patent Office in January dismissed an objection filed by Nintendo Co. over the MariCar trademark registered by a Tokyo-based go-kart service company, it was learned Thursday.

In a decision dated Jan. 26, the patent office said the trademark, registered in June 2016 by the go-kart service operator MariCar, was not widely recognized as an abbreviation of Nintendo’s blockbuster video game title “Mario Kart.”

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