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King triumphs in 6waves legal dispute, Chinese firm pulls 'clones' from sale

King triumphs in 6waves legal dispute, Chinese firm pulls 'clones' from sale

Social gaming giant King has announced it has resolved its legal dispute with rival 6waves, little over a year after the companies first came to blows.

As reported back in August 2013, King filed a lawsuit against the China-based 6waves in San Francisco, alleging that the firm had copied 'the look and feel' of its Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Heroes Saga.

The suit specifically cited 6waves series Treasure Epic and Farm Epic, with the Chinese company now agreeing to "cease all distribution of the allegedly infringing games in accordance with the terms of a stipulated injunction" according to a King release.

'Fair competition'

King has revealed 6waves has also agreed to make a payment to King – details of which are being kept confidential – to account for a significant chunk of the revenues amassed by the two titles and King's legal fees.

 

"We are pleased that this matter has now been resolved," detailed King's chief legal officer Robert Miller.

"We believe in a thriving game development community based on fair competition. However, this was a case where another company sought to take advantage of the hard work and creativity of two of our games teams. In such circumstances, we will always look to vigorously enforce our rights."

6waves had, of course, previously faced charges of copyright infringement, with Spry Fox claiming Yeti Town copied its 2011 release Triple Town.

6Waves rebuffed said claims at the time, but did eventually settle with the firm for an undisclosed amount.

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