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Using the Trademarks without Consent

Tsuburaya Productions, known as the creator of the popular Ultraman Series, has issued a warning about an NFT game circulating online. That NFT game was created, yet it has never obtained any permission or license from TPC (Tsuburaya).

The NFT (non-fungible token) game was created by Elevated Games, and it was titled as ‘Kaiju Kombat’. Customers or players collect various Kaiju cards, and they trade them by using Ethereum (ETH), a cryptocurrency. Prices may go up or down depending on its rarity, or even it shall depend on the ongoing current cryptocurrency prices.

But in the statement by Tsuburaya from the news source, it says:

Due to repeated contract violations, Tsuburaya Productions would like to inform that all NFT related projects made by Elevated Games Inc., under the Ultraman license are not supported officially and should not be considered licensed product. They ignored our repeated warning that they should receive our prior approval in using our Ultraman properties on their services.  

These services include, the Ultraman Kaiju Kombat game, and any NFT projects currently or previously available, or available in the future.

The NFT project is considered a violation against TPC’s license contract. The Kaiju Kombat also uses the ‘Ultraman’ trademark logo, but TPC said that it is not considered as a licensed product. They said that they should avoid accessing the site, and they urged people to not to give sensitive information.

From: Tsuburaya Productions via Facebook

About Tsuburaya Productions

Tsuburaya Productions (Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. / TPC) is a company which is known for its works for the popular ULTRAMAN Series. It is founded on April 12, 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, and its company was currently located at Shibuya, in Tokyo, Japan.

Tsuburaya Productions also produces other type of shows, other than the ULTRAMAN series. This shall include the Dinosaur Corps Koseidon (1978), and the Gridman Universe Series (SSSS.GRIDMAN and SSSS.DYNAZENON Anime series), which is based from GRIDMAN The Hyper Agent in 1993.

Tsuburaya Productions also specializes in granting licenses to companies who try to distribute their shows worldwide, as well as granting licenses to them in distributing goods and merchandise with their trademarks in it.

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.