Sex App Ditches 'Friends' Under Zynga Trademark Settlement

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Social game maker Zynga Inc. reached a settlement Tuesday to drop its trademark infringement lawsuit against developers of the casual sex application Bang With Friends, which agreed to change its name to Bang Next.

The two companies filed joint settlement papers asking the court to dismiss Zynga's July complaint, which claimed the controversial sex app intended to capitalize on the trademarked notoriety of Zynga's family of “With Friends” branded games, like the widely popular Words With Friends.

Following the settlement, Bang With Friends CEO Colin Hodge...
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