In honor of the release of the game, Nintendo trademarked the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong."

"In honor of the upcoming Nov. 21 launch of Donkey Kong Countryâ„¢ Returns for the Wiiâ„¢ console, Nintendo has filed a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the pop-culture phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong." For those unfamiliar with the term, "It's on like Donkey Kong" is an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it's used. In addition to Nintendo's use, it has been used in popular music, television and film over the years, pointing to Donkey Kong's status as an enduring pop-culture icon and video game superstar."
Contributed by gamemaster1991