Makers of 'Scrabble' Want Popular 'Scrabulous' Removed From Facebook
Hasbro and Mattel share the 'Scrabble' trademark in the U.S. and internationally, and so, of course, want to defend it, and the name 'Scrabulous' certainly does bear more than a passing resemblance to that of 'Scrabble.' Plus, there's the whole yellow tiles spelling words thing that 'Scrabulous' also uses. 'Scrabulous' is one of the most popular apps on Facebook, so it's no surprise that its possible removal has naturally resulted in a "Save Scrabulous" group and plenty of uproar from fans.
Let's hope it works, but sadly, these sorts of anti-trademark protests usually do little to discourage the stodgy and generally boring legal process. Something tells us these fans may end up having to play 'Scrabble' on Facebook in the not-to-distant future.
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