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Lego Figurine Is A Trademark, EU Court Says

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The shape of Lego's figurines can be registered as a trademark, a European Union court said Tuesday — meaning the company can legally protect its so-called minifigures in a way it hasn't been able to protect its iconic blocks.

Lego has so far successfully defended trademarks for its figurines. (Credit: Court Documents) The ruling by General Court of the European Union shoots down an effort by a so-called Lego clone — a company that makes Lego-compatible toy blocks – to cancel the company's trademark registration on...
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