CHALFONT, Pa. (AP) — A legal battle is brewing over the classic arcade game Skee-Ball.
The suburban Philadelphia company that owns the trademark is at odds with the New York creators of Brewskee-Ball.
Participants in Brewskee-Ball drink beer while competitively playing Skee-Ball, a type of bowling game. The league is based at the Brooklyn bar Full Circle.
League founder Eric Pavony tells The Intelligencer (http://bit.ly/1l2wiV7 ) that the CEO of Skee-Ball Inc. gave the outfit his blessing in 2005.
But Skee-Ball Inc. has sued Full Circle for trademark infringement. Full Circle has countersued, claiming Skee-Ball's trademark is generic and should be canceled.
The lawsuits have been joined and the case is pending in federal court in New York.
This week, Brewskee-Ball supporters set up a crowd-funding site to help with legal fees.
Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintell.com