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Hasbro sues Kolkata brothers; demands Facebook to remove Scrabulous

US-based toymaker Hasbro has sued Scrabulous’ creators Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla of Kolkata, accusing them of ‘blatant infringement’ of its intellectual property. Scrabulous, an online word game, has become hugely popular amongst users of social networking site Facebook. The toymaker claims the internet game is a copy of its product Scrabble.

US-based toymaker Hasbro has sued Scrabulous’ creators Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla of Kolkata, accusing them of ‘blatant infringement’ of its intellectual property. Scrabulous, an online word game, has become hugely popular amongst users of social networking site Facebook. The toymaker claims the internet game is a copy of its product Scrabble.

The suit filed in a federal court in New York City, names RJ Softwares, the Kolkata-based company owned by Rajat Agarwalla, 27, and Jayant Agarwalla, 22, and seeks unspecified damages along with a court order barring them from using the name ‘Scrabulous’ for their game. Hasbro has also sent a copyright notice to Facebook, demanding that it remove Scrabulous from its site. [Source: Times of India]

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