Mega Bloks Wins SCOC Ruling

Sat, 1 Dec 2005 16:05:00 EST

"Lego sought an injunction and damages from Mega Bloks. Lego believed it had a trademark on the look of the knobs on its blocks. After losing in lower courts, Lego appealed the case to the country's top court. Lego argued that Mega Bloks' advertising of its blocks could cause confusion between the two companies' products."

"On Thursday, the Supreme Court justices concurred with a lower court judge who found that "purely functional" features, such as the well-known geometrical pattern of raised studs on the top of the bricks, could not be the basis of a trademark."

Read more at CBC News.
For a record of court proceedings, Click here.

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