Hasbro Drops Lawsuit Against Makers of Facebook’s Scrabulous

Hasbro IncIt was not too long ago that Hasbro filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Scrabulous creators RJ Softwares, claiming that the firm infringed upon the intellectual property rights of their classic board game, Scrabble.

Hasbro had originally contacted Facebook regarding the application in question, requesting its removal from the social network, but decided to follow through with lawsuit shortly after launching its own version of Scrabble, naming Scrabulous creators Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwalla the defendants. The duo took Scrabulous down in July.

ScrabulousAs of Monday, however, Hasbro Inc has agreed to withdraw its lawsuit against RJ Software, after the company made changes to its other games, Lexulous and Wordscraper. According to Hasbro claims, these games still had similarities to Scrabble.

Unfortunately, little has been said by Hasbro since the announcement. The only available comment was in an email stating that the withdrawal agreement “provides people in the U.S. and Canada with a choice of different games and also avoids potentially lengthy and costly litigation.”

Hasbro has declined to comment beyond this statement.

[via Reuters]