Aristocrat Technologies and PlayAGS have reached a settlement resolving the trademark infringement lawsuit Aristocrat filed in 2018 regarding the Buffalo gaming brand.

Aristocrat has filed the suit in the US District Court in Nevada against AGS and PlayAGS, in defence of its Buffalo brand and trademark.

Matt Wilson, managing director of the Americas for Aristocrat, said at the time the company would “aggressively protect its market-leading brands and intellectual property in every jurisdiction”.

“Buffalo is an iconic game franchise and an enduring player favourite,” said Wilson. “With this suit, Aristocrat is defending the brand and standing up against trademark and trade dress infringement, consistent with the best interests of customers and our company.”

Without the need for the jury trial Aristocrat was seeking, the two companies have mutually agreed to resolve all claims associated with the lawsuit. In connection with the settlement, PlayAGS has agreed to assign certain trademarks and trade dress rights to Aristocrat.

All other terms of the settlement are to remain confidential.

Wilson is happy with the outcome: “We are pleased to have resolved this case with a positive outcome that we believe protects Aristocrat’s market-topping Buffalo brand, as well as the Buffalo franchise and associated intellectual property,” he said.

“Our brand assets and intellectual property are core to Aristocrat’s business, and we will continue to defend them vigorously going forward.”

PlayAGS executive vice president Matt Reback said: “We are pleased to have worked co-operatively with the Aristocrat team to quickly resolve the situation in a fair and equitable manner.”