Sunday, 20 January 2013

Lego use IP law to control use of their products

The Torrent Freak blog reports that the Pirate Party in the Czech Republic has been sued by Lego not for copying its designs or infringing its trade marks but for using Lego figures in a video. And Lego got their injunction. Lego claimed copyright and trade mark infringement, but surely no rational intellectual property law should allow rights owners to overreach in this way. But if the Pirates' appeal to their supporters to embarrass Lego by photographing Pirate flags and so on outside Lego shops and theme parks succeeds, they might wish they hadn't. One can only hope.

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