Do you like to Bang With Friends? The Facebook app, I mean, which lets you arrange hookups with your Facebook friends if both of you are anonymously up for banging. One rarely bangs with enemies, and even then, only under a “keep your enemies closer” mantra.
Well, if you do, bad news, chum. Zynga — the avatar of all that is unholy about mobile gaming — is suing Bang With Friends. Why? Because the “With Friends” part is similar to many of their game app titles, like Chess With Friends and Words With Friends.
The BBC is saying that Bangs With Friends, Inc. “selected the name ‘Bang With Friends’ for its casual sex matchmaking app with Zynga’s game trademarks fully in mind.
“We heard through media reports that Zynga has filed a trademark infringement claim with respect to the ‘with friends’ part of our name,” Bang With Friends told the BBC. “As a technology company, we take intellectual property seriously, and will evaluate the case in detail once we receive a copy.”
Honestly, Zynga probably has a point: the ‘Bang With Friends’ moniker is clearly a gag at Zynga’s expense. But, at the same time, it’s pretty hard to get upset that Zynga, of all companies, is having its ideas ripped off by other people.