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EU court knocks down Lego's efforts to protect its bricks

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Robby, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    EU court knocks down Lego's efforts to protect its bricks

    (Via BBC News)
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    And I thought it was just the US trademark office that made some stupid decisions!

    I can see how the general shape of a brick, with flat sides, could be considered a functional shape but how many bricks are there in real life that happen to have 8 stubs on top that allow or interlocking in the same fashion as a Lego brick?

    I hope that this decision does not open the floodgates of Lego clones from China that will eventually lead to the dilution of the Lego brand. :(
     

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