Lego Rebuilds Toy Brick IP With EU Court Win

Law360, London (March 24, 2021, 5:37 PM GMT) -- A European court ruled in favor of Lego on Wednesday in its fight to secure design rights for its plastic stackable bricks, dismantling a decision by the bloc's intellectual property office that invalidated the toy giant's registration for one of the iconic blocks.

The General Court threw out a 2019 decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office that found for a German toy and hardware maker, Delta Sport Handelskontor. The agency had concluded that Lego could not register the design because the appearance of the bricks is related to the technical functions that allow them to be built up and...

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