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Apr
25
2018

The LEGO twins

LEGO has protected its trademark and products in various ways: through design registrations and various trademark registrations. For example, the word LEGO is protected and also the logo. But the LEGO man is also protected as a three-dimensional brand (shape mark). There were some discussions on the validity of this shape mark, which resulted in […]

Dec
8
2015

Building on Lego

Christmas is coming! Dark streets turn into charming promenades with beautiful lights. And children are wondering whether Santa Claus is coming. Wish lists have probably been made already. Great chance that Lego is on it, as Lego is hugely popular. But in order to avoid sad children, carefully check the boxes: is it real Lego […]

Jun
24
2015

Yellow brick road to victory

The world famous Lego® figure remains a protected trademark in the European Union. The European Court of Justice confirmed this, after competitor Best Lock tried to cancel the trademark registration. Lego has registered the classic as a trademark since 2000 in the European Union. Best Lock makes similar figures. It was therefore in their best […]

Jan
26
2012

Another brick in the wall?

One cannot envy the trademark department of Lego. On one hand every trademark claim on the brick has been firmly rejected. On the other hand, the brick is a rather popular element to use in the design of all different types of products. Nevertheless, Lego succeeded recently in a package case in Belgium. Not on […]

Oct
25
2011

Lego puts ban on Banbao

Further to our previous post on the Lego-BanBao-case, MarkMatters.com notes that the Dutch court has issued a ruling yesterday. And Lego won! Victoriously, we must add. Lego takes the view that Banbao’s basic building blocks cause unnecessary confusion, because they copied a number of Lego figures and product packagings. Banbao has contested that. They state […]