Random House Faces Trademark Suit Over Adult Games

Law360, New York (February 10, 2010, 6:18 PM EST) -- A manufacturer of erotic novelty items has smacked Random House Inc. with a lawsuit accusing the publisher of infringing trademarks related to two adult games.

Romance retailer Ball & Chain LLC accuses Random House of trampling on trademarks related to “I.O.U.: The Game of Hidden Pleasures” and “Bedroom Bucks” coupon books, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Ball & Chain claims that Random House, a division of Bertelsmann AG, began infringing its trademarks when it...
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