Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
November 22, 2014
arrowPress Releases
November 22, 2014
PR Newswire
View All

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Zynga comes out on top in  Scrabble  lawsuit
Zynga comes out on top in Scrabble lawsuit
November 4, 2013 | By Mike Rose

November 4, 2013 | By Mike Rose
    Post A Comment
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: A UK judge has ruled that Zynga's Scramble with Friends does not infringe on Mattel's own Scrabble trademarks.

Board game manufacturer Mattel had complained that Zynga's own version of Scrabble was too close to the original -- in particular, the company said that the words "Scrabble" and "Scramble" were too close.

The English High Court has now said that the two words are not too similar -- although Zynga has been ordered to alter the logo for its game, as it "gives the impression that the word is Scrabble when one looks at it quickly and has the propensity to confuse."

Mattel says that it plans to appeal the ruling, reports the BBC.

Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States

Lead Game Designer - Infinity Ward
GREE International
GREE International — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sr. Game Designer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States

Technical Artist
Petroglyph Games
Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Environmental Artist

Loading Comments

loader image