Zynga sues “Bang with Friends”

The company “selected the name ‘Bang With Friends’ for its casual sex matchmaking app with Zynga’s game trademarks fully in mind,” according to the complaint. The application’s name infringes Zynga’s trademark covering games such as “Words With Friends” and “Chess With Friends,” according to the filing.

I do not think of Zynga when I see “Bang with Friends.” Case dismissed.



  • Odi Kosmatos

    They have no choice if they want to protect their trademark, right?

  • Bob

    Glad you’re not my IP attorney.

    • gjgustav

      Odi is right, if they feel customers will believe a “with Friends” app will be believed to be coming from Zynga.

      • Bob

        My comment was addressed to the author of the article. I agree with Odi.

  • Moeskido

    I’m constantly fooled when my facial tissues turn out to be, in fact, not manufactured by Kleenex.

  • Mother Hydra

    I thought this was Zynga’s strategy to get back in the black. Too bad, sex sells.

  • http://crizzo.net/ Christopher

    Desperate attempt. As many games as Zynga rips off from other developers this is laughable at best. I hope Bang with Friends lays some big wood to Zynga.

  • Luděk Roleček

    I go to pub with friends every week. Oh my – I’m about to pay a lot for this infridgement…

    • Stadjer

      Yep, lukewarm beer for you.

  • Buckeyestar

    They have no room to complain considering they totally ripped off Scrabble.

  • http://www.thegraphicmac.com/ JimD

    Clearly, the execs at Zynga have been dining with the execs at Samsung.

  • Pat

    I did think of Zynga, actually, and my friendly Words With Friends screen, and got all creeped out.

  • http://kizi-yepi.kizi2.com/ kiziyepi

    ‘Bang With Friends’- the name sounds rather exciting!