Adviser Urges EU High Court To Block Lego IP Appeal

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 12:53 PM EST) -- The European Court of Justice should reject Lego A/S' appeal of a lower court decision that upheld a block on Europe's largest toy maker trademarking the shape of its famous toy bricks, an adviser to the EU's highest court said in a nonbinding opinion Tuesday.

Paolo Mengozzi, an advocate general at the ECJ, said the Court of First Instance made a “legally impeccable” decision when it turned away Lego's appeal of a 2004 ruling by the trademark arm of the EU's Office for Harmonisation in the...
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