Rival Hits Beanie Babies Maker With IP Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 2:32 PM EST) -- Aurora World Inc. is seeking a preliminary injunction against Ty Inc., the maker of Beanie Babies, arguing that the plush toy giant is trying to piggyback off the success of Aurora's YooHoo & Friends line of toys by introducing an identical and infringing product.

On Thursday, Aurora filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeking to temporarily stop Ty Inc. from producing and selling its plush line of toys known as Beanie Boos.

“While Ty will likely attempt to...
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