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Zynga and Bang With Friends end dispute over name

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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A quarrel between a popular video-game maker and an app maker devoted to helping people up their game has come an end, according to the two companies.

Hook-up app Bang With Friends made waves in February when it debuted with the premise of allowing Facebook friends to discreetly hook up with one another.

Unhappy with how close the name of the app sounded to its popular game Words With Friends, Zynga sued Bang With Friends in July for trademark infringement.

The two companies released a joint statement Monday afternoon stating that they ended their dispute.

“Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. are pleased that they have reached an amicable resolution of their dispute,” said the companies.

“Although the terms of the settlement are confidential,” they said, “Bang With Friends, Inc. acknowledges the trademark rights that Zynga has in its WITH FRIENDS marks and will be changing its corporate name and rebranding its services in the near future.”

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