Zynga, the social game developer, filed many more lawsuits a couple weeks ago. Just as in the other recent lawsuits that Zynga has initiated over the past few weeks, Zynga is again suing for trademark infringement. Again, Zynga is alleging the defendants are violating its Terms of Service for its Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game by using the ZYNGA mark without authorization in order to sell virtual poker chips to be used in its online poker game. The new cases are:

  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Does 1-5, Case No. 5:09-cv-03210-HRL, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 14, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Andrew Moss et al., Case No. 5:09-cv-03208-RMW, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 14, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Chris Sim II, Case No. 5:09-cv-03211-RS, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 14, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Danny Bling, Case No. 4:09-cv-03263-CW , filed in N.D. Cal. on July 16, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. John Does 1-5 dba fbpokerchips.com, Case No. 3:09-cv-03265-MHP, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 16, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Nadir Erkan, Case No. 3:09-cv-03264-EDL, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 16, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Carmi Solak, Case No. 3:09-cv-03206-WHA, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 14, 2009.
  • Zynga Game Network, Inc. v. Jason McCann, Case No. 3:09-cv-03209-SI, filed in N.D. Cal. on July 14, 2009.

Click here for an interesting article regarding Zynga’s online poker game and how its plethora of lawsuits may prove it isn’t trying to profit from the secondary market for chips.

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