Lego sues Zuru for infringing Trademark, Copyright, Trade Dress, and Patent of its Toy figurines!

Gross violations of intellectual property (IPR) are  commonplace that cause damage to the owner. On 13th December, toy making company Lego Group accused Zuru, a company that designs, manufactures and markets toys and consumer products, of infringing their Trademark, Copyright, Trade Dress, and Patent. The suit was filed at the US District Court of Connecticut. According to Lego’s suit, Zuru infringed their Minifigure figurine. These figurines are protected under VA0000655230 and VA0000655104. The copyright registrations cover 3D sculptures. These products also bear the copyright symbol ‘‘©’’ on their packaging. Lego also owns the Trademarks for their ‘‘Minifigure’’ figurine including 4,903,968 covering the design...

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Case Study 21 – Misplaced interpretation of due process requirement in the Philippines

A trade mark owner in the Philippines found out that a local retail shop had been selling counterfeit products that infringed his registered trade mark for quite some time and it wanted to stop this illicit activity which was incurring economic damages to his company....

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