Spin Master Wins $8.6M In 'Would You Rather?' Trademark Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 7, 2012, 7:22 PM EST) -- A California federal jury ruled Monday that Zobmondo Entertainment LLC infringed a trademark with its “Would You Rather …?” board games, books and other products, awarding $8.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages to rival gamemaker Spin Master Ltd. and two licensors.

In a unanimous decision Monday, the Los Angeles federal jury found that Spin Master and licensors Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg proved that “Would You Rather …?” is protectable as a suggestive trademark — rather than merely descriptive or generic — and that Zobmondo...
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