I blogged this story when the legal battle was in progress. SpicyIP recently blogged the outcome of the case http://spicyipindia.blogspot.com/2008/09/breaking-scrabulous-news-mattel-wins-on.html and more recently an update to the story (lead link). In the update they provide some useful insights and analysis of the trademark and copyright arguments. I personally found this case interesting as it seemed to highlight a clash of the new and old (the online vs. pre-online worlds). Plus, at the time many commented on ways this case may have been avoided by Hasbro whilst benefiting from exploiting a new opportunity. Finally, the whole story provides some interesting analysis and comment for those who like to chew the fat on copyrights and trademarks!
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