Lego Says Rival 'Grasping At Straws' In Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Lego told a Connecticut federal court Tuesday that a rival "has resorted to grasping at straws" with its bid for a quick win on the toy giant's copyright claims, contending that its competitor is trying to avoid taking responsibility for infringing despite admitting to copying its plastic figurines.

Best-Lock Group and several affiliates moved for partial summary judgment last month on copyright claims brought by Lego A/S and Lego Systems Inc. over the alleged infringement of their Minifigure figurines, saying the copyright registrations for the iconic, blocky toys had been void all along because the toy giant misled the U.S. Copyright...

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