Zynga and Bang With Friends agree to settlement
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Zynga and Bang With Friends, Inc. today announced that they have reached a settlement in their legal dispute. According to a joint statement, an "amicable resolution" was reached.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Bang With Friends, Inc. said it acknowledges the trademark rights Zynga has for "with friends" and will change it corporate name.
Zynga sued the developer behind casual sex app Bang With Friends in July, claiming the company's software infringes on Zynga's trademark for its "with friends" suite of games.
The Bang With Friends app was recently renamed "Down." The company is currently working on a new version of the app.
According to the original complaint, Bang With Friends, Inc. "selected the name 'Bang With Friends' for its casual sex matching app with Zynga's game trademarks fully in mind."
The complaint claimed Bang With Friends directly infringes on Zynga's games Words With Friends and Chess With Friends.