Online Game Cos. Clash Over 'Mafia Wars' Rights

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Online game developer Digital Chocolate Inc. has accused rival Zynga Game Network Inc. of violating its trademark rights for the "Mafia Wars" game and scheming to usurp the mark while marketing its own popular gangster games of the same name.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Zynga has not only confused consumers by spawning its own "Mafia Wars" game but tried to fraudulently trademark the name, going so far as to sue another company for...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.