Zynga Settles Lawsuit With Kobojo

October 19, 2012 -

Zynga has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against French game development studio Kobojo, according to Gamasutra. Zynga sued the company for using the "Ville" suffix on its game PyramidVille - an action it took against plenty of other developers for including Dungeonville developer Night Owl. Zynga filed its lawsuit in May of this year, but PyramidVille originally released on Facebook 15 months before Zynga took the developer to court. Originally Zynga had asked the court to award it damages equaling three times the profits Kobojo has received from the series...

Speaking to Gamasutra, a representative for Kobojo said that the lawsuit was now settled: "Although the terms of the parties' settlement are confidential, the parties can confirm that neither party made any payment as part of the settlement."

Kobojo recently changed the name of PyramidVille to PyramidValley, and PyramidVille Adventures to PyramidValley Adventures, which was likely part of the settlement. Further details are unknown as of this writing.

Source: Gamasutra


 
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