Scrabble wars: Scrabble vs Scramble with Friends
The High Court has recently found for Zynga Inc in a claim brought by JW Spear & Sons and Mattel Inc. The judgment follows a Court of Appeal ruling in October, upholding Zynga’s successful challenge to the validity of Mattel’s registered trademark consisting of a three-dimensional ivory-coloured tile on the top surface of which is shown a letter of the alphabet and a number in the range one to 10.
The latest decision concerns a dispute over Zynga’s launch of an online game in January 2012: ‘Scramble with Friends’…
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