Lego Builds IP Case To Block Toy Co.'s Figurines

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Lego A/S launched a lawsuit in Connecticut federal court on Friday seeking to block a Florida-based toy retailer from selling plastic figurines that allegedly infringe its copyrighted iconic yellow toy men.

Best-Lock Construction Toys Inc. sells toy brick sets with figurines that are “strikingly and substantially similar” to Lego’s Minifigures, according to the complaint.

“In fact, the torso, head, arms, legs and feet of Best-Lock’s infringing figurine all have the exact dimensions and proportions as those respective parts of the Minifigure copyrights and the Minifigure figurine, and...
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