U.K. High Court finds that Zynga’s Scramble does not infringe on Mattel’s trademarked Scrabble
By Michelle Goldring – Edited by Jennifer Wong
J.W. Spear & Sons v. Zynga Inc.
The England and Wales High Court of Justice, Chancery Division held that infringement of Scrabble’s trademarked name did not occur when Zynga titled its games “Scramble” and “Scramble with Friends.” It also held that the word “Scramble” was used to refer to games of that type and therefore did not infringe on Mattel’s trademark of that word. However, the court also expressed concern that the “Scramble” logo created a likelihood of confusion because of its design.Read More...