Offerpal Files Suit Against Gambit for Trademark Infringement

Offerpal Media, one of the largest virtual currency monetization platforms for social apps and games, has filed suit against competitor Gambit for trademark infringement in Northern California US District Court. The suit was filed in late April.

As first reported by GigaOm, Offerpal claims in the suit that Gambit, “Misrepresented its intentions in forming a relationship with Offerpal, and then used the information and trade secrets learned in the course of the relationship to develop and improve Defendant’s own competing service.”

Neither side had much to say publicly about the case. However, here is Gambit’s official response:

We were game makers long before we built Gambit. As game makers, we used the services of both OfferPal and SuperRewards. We noticed these services couldn’t keep up with our needs, so we decided to build our own, which turned into Gambit. Since then we have been building partnerships with game developers. We have a lot of respect for the business OfferPal has developed, and it is unfortunate that they feel it necessary to sue a former customer and game developer. We are confident that this lawsuit has absolutely no merit, and we plan to fully defend ourselves. If you have further questions, feel free to contact our lawyer: Eric Benisek, Vasquez, Benisek & Lindgren LLP, 925-627-4250.

Berkeley-based Gambit, which publicly launched for the first time on Inside Facebook 90 days ago, has raised angel funding and built a small team. The company, as stated in the case formerly an Offerpal customer, used to be focused on developing Facebook applications and games. Today, it’s building its own virtual currency monetization system as well. You can read our recent interview with co-founder Noah Kagan, a former Facebook employee, here.