*J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd and others v Zynga Inc

Trade mark – Infringement. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, considered appeals by both parties in proceedings brought by the appellant companies (Mattel), which controlled the rights in the well known game 'SCRABBLE' in the European Union, to prevent the respondent company (Zynga) from selling an electronic game called 'SCRAMBLE' or 'SCRAMBLE WITH FRIENDS'. The court, among other things, dismissed Mattel's appeal in relation to infringement of the SCRABBLE CTMs and passing off.

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