Final (Hah!) Word on Scrabulous

When last we left Scrabulous, it had been removed from Facebook in all countries in the world except for India. Around the world, the brothers behind Scrabulous relaunched a slightly modified version of the Scrabble game called Wordscraper, apparently cool with the IP police.

Now word about Scrabulous in India has been returned from the Indian courts: the game behind Scrabulous is ok, but the name has to change, as it’s too similar to Scrabble. The board can not be protected in India, because it’s not copyrightable, and no design rights were applied for. I’m guessing that this is only so long as any specific trademarks associated with Mattel do not appear on the board.

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