Nintendo File “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” Trademark

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After as many years as the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong” has existed, it has only taken until now for Nintendo, who have Donkey Kong Country Returns released this month, to file a trademark for the popular phrase.

The popular phrase which has been around since, well, we don’t actually know. Some say it was popularized by the American Pie movie American Wedding, others say it actually originated in a song by Ice Cube called ‘Now I Gotta Wet’cha’.

But the fact of the matter is that Nintendo now want to trademark the phrase “in honor of” Donkey Kong Country Returns that hits stores on November 21 for the Nintendo Wii.

There only seems to be a slight problem tied with this though, as we stated, we are not sure if they even have the right to trademark the phrase as we don’t know its origination.

Maybe you know where it came from?

Source: PC World

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