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European court rules Lego figures' shape is protected trademark – report

11:50 17/06/2015

MOSCOW, June 17 (RAPSI) - The General Court of the European Union has ruled that Lego human figures’ shapes are protected by company’s trademark and can’t be copied by competitors, BBC reported on Wednesday.

According to BBC, Lego’s competitor, Best-Lock, argued that the shape of figures was intrinsically related to their construction function and as such was not different from other "interlocking building blocks for play purposes".

The EU court dismissed Best-Lock’s arguments ruling that Lego’s figures do not obviously have a "technical function" and as such can be used separately from other blocks, BBC reported.

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European court rules Lego figures' shape is protected trademark – report

11:50 17/06/2015 The General Court of the European Union has ruled that Lego human figures’ shapes are protected by company’s trademark and can’t be copied by competitors.
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