MariCar will now have to pay Nintendo 10 million yen, the equivalent of $89,000.
The film's star credits the founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus with the "idea that you could be who you want to be, that it doesn't matter where you're born or what school you went to."
The movie cost $150 million to make but grossed only $15.3 million in opening weekend in North America.
For a movie that deals with consciousness, artificial intelligence and the forces of evil, Chappie doesn't take itself too seriously.
At a press conference for media who had just watched a screening of Neill Blomkamp's movie Chappie, some bizarre questions were traded, including whether Wolverine could take on Batman.