Pac-Man V. Gobbleman

(This is an archived case summary)

Atari and Midway obtained an injunction against Tryom, whose game “Gobbleman” or “Nibbleman” embodied characters, symbols, and non-functional design features that were substantially similar to “Pac-Man”. Atari and Midway properly held a copyright in Pac-Man, and Tryom infringed that copyright.

Atari, Inc. v. Tryom Inc.
November 17, 1982 US Dist Ct, ND Ill
No. 82 C 3593
KEYWORDS: copyright infringement
SUMMARY BY: Cheyenne Reese