Zynga Likes to Act Like it Owns the Word "Ville"

Social gaming giant Zynga, the team behind FarmVille, is taking a French developer to court because it released a game called PyramidVille.

"Facebook users are likely to believe, erroneously, that PYRAMIDVILLE is a member of Zynga's 'VILLE Family of Games," Zynga's complaint says. It then admits that it doesn't actually own the rights to the use of the word "Ville", and that the reason for the lawsuit is because Zynga has "consistently promoted the 'VILLE Family of Games together as a family, identified by the distinctive 'VILLE suffix".

Um, Zynga, Vaudeville would like a word.

Zynga sues French game developer over Ville title [Reuters]