Zynga suing over Pyramidville’s alleged trademark infringement

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:10 GMT

Social gaming giant Zynga is back in court again, issuing a lawsuit against Kobojo. According to GamesIndustry, the publisher alleges Kojobo’s Pyramidville infringes on Zynga’s trademarks, namely Farmville, FrontierVille, CityVille and the like. Zynga has requested injunctions against the title and demanded damages of three times the profits the rival game has brought in so far. Zynga does not own a trademark on “Ville”.

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    Zynga and French social developer Koboko have settled a trademark dispute over the “Ville” suffix, which Zynga attaches to a range of games. Gamasutra reports that the terms of the agreement have been kept confidential, but Kobojo said no money changed hands. Pyramidville was recently renamed PyramidValley, though.

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