iPhone game developer to be sued in Finland?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Freak, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Freak macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Developer of the iPhone game Pajatzo will be sued in Finland?

    Not sure if this game is popular in other parts of the world, but at least in the Finnish app store it's in place 4 at the Top Paid applications list. Have the others heard about it before?

    Seems quite crude to me, since the guy has only made around 2400€ with the app.
  2. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Doesn't look like the Finnish Slotmachine Association has much of a case against the Pajatzo app but I don't think the developer has much money to fight, so he will probably just remove it from the app store.
  3. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I purchased that game when it was first released as I like any app that is mechanical, but honestly, it's not that enjoyable.

    Too bad he's being sued. I wonder why anyone cares enough to do so?
  4. evp macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2006
    The dev here. I'm sorry that you didn't like the game ;)

    The problem with this case is, I cannot just pull the app. The monopoly has been on a spending spree, writing hundreds of pages of legal text and trying to register new trademarks to back-up their case. They've used so much money that they can't back down.

    Btw, about pajatso - the games were produced by plenty of different manufacturers until the practice was monopolized by the state. Now RAY thinks it owns the game genre...

    The funniest thing is that they tried to register a trademark for "Pajatzo" over half a year after my product was launched...
  5. Freak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Wow, nice to hear straight from the guy himself :)

    This is a normal big company vs. a smaller company situation. Good luck in your fight against the big giant ;)

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