Nintendo Sues TikTok Influencer and OnlyFans Star Over Pokemon Branding and Merch

Nintendo has taken authorized motion in opposition to a TikTok person with 1.9 million followers, forcing them to alter their title and pay again all cash earned by way of use of the Pokemon model.TikTok influencer Digitalprincxss – previously often known as Pokeprincxss – was contacted by Nintendo after making an attempt to trademark her Pokemon-inspired username. The corporate issued a cease-and-desist order, informing Pokeprincxss that her username and merchandise – which options Pokemon imagery – infringed Nintendo’s copyright. She has since been compelled to alter her username and pay again all cash earned through gross sales of the Pokemon-featuring merch to Nintendo.Digitalprincxss additionally runs a profitable OnlyFans account, which she believes contributes to Nintendo’s motion in opposition to her. “Nintendo doesn’t need individuals to suppose that I’m in any method, form or kind affiliated with them, or that I’ve a partnership with them, and all of it comes again to me being an grownup entertainer,” she mentioned in a video explaining her name change.

Speaking to Kotaku, Digitalprincxss mentioned: “I wish to make it clear that I’m not making an attempt to play the sufferer within the scenario, and solely hope to be someone individuals can study from and never make the identical errors I did.”

“It’s sort of a cool factor to say, that…those who made my childhood so cool, they lastly seen me! All it took was for me to infringe on every little thing about them,” she added, which appears to indicate that she’s taking the scenario in good spirits.

For Nintendo merch that does not infringe copyright, why not take a look at the IGN store? And for extra Pokemon, take a look at the release date for Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra DLC.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Leisure Author.

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