Report: Bang With Friends to be “The Next Bang” under legal deal with Zynga

Hanging With Friends screenshot

Struggling game maker Zynga got lucky for the first time in recent memory by prevailing in a trademark case over hook-up app, Bang With Friends.

Court records show the parties have settled the case and, according to AllThingsD, Bang With Friends will soon change its corporate name and rebrand itself as “The Next Bang.” The terms of the settlement are confidential, and both sides will pay their own legal fees.

For now, the Bang With Friends website is still running as normal while a URL for The Next Bang says “the next BANG WITH FRIENDS is coming soon.”

Zynga sued┬áin July, claiming that the social app, which lets users comb their Facebook friends for willing hookups, infringed its trademarks for “Words with Friends” and “Chess with Friends.”

Comments have been disabled for this post