Candy Swipe vs. Candy Crush- Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is allegedly an open letter by Albert Ransom, President of Runsome Apps Incorporated, to King.com. There has been a three year trademark dispute because of a resemblance between his software product, Candy Swipe, and the Candy Crush game. Both are applications for computer and mobile smart device users. Candy Crush, which has been popular among millions of gamers, was alleged to have been released after Ransom’s Candy Swipe.
This is a real trademark dispute over a computer game. The open letter by Albert Ransom is real and was found posted on his website. This according to a February 12, 2014 article by Forbes that said, “At the time, he filed for a trademark. In 2012, King released Candy Crush Saga, another match-three game that quickly became one of the most powerful and ubiquitous presences on the app store.”
The article went on to say that “Ransom is abandoning his game after a protracted legal battle.”