Lego first registered their figures as a “three-dimensional trademark” in 2000. … Lego also tried to trademark a red toy building brick in 2010, but lost the case to Canadian competitor Mega Bloks.
Are Lego figures trademarked?
Everything is awesome for Lego (sorry). The Danish toymaker has triumphed in a trademark battle after a ruling by European courts today.
Is the word minifigure trademarked?
On June 16, 2015, Lego Juris A/S obtained two favorable decisions from the General Court of the European Union which will afford protection to famous Lego “minifigure” as a three-dimensional (3D) trademark; a protection that has been denied to its even more famous standard building brick.
Is it illegal to sell fake Lego?
The short answer is yes. If it’s in violation of Lego’s IP (complete clone sets & instructions), or if it’s a clone product that the person is marketing at genuine Lego (fraud) that’s an issue. If it’s just Lego-compatible bricks from whatever source, then it is what it is.
Is it legal to sell custom Lego?
Selling used LEGO is definitely legal, at least in most legal systems. One of the most basic property rights involves the right to transfer ownership as long as both parties agree on the terms. Even selling items under copyright (instructions, box art, games, etc) is legal under the first-sale doctrine.
Can I use the name LEGO?
Proper Use of the LEGO Trademark on a Web Site
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say “MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS”. Never say “MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs”.
What are illegal LEGO building techniques?
In the Lego community, illegal building techniques are simply ways to fit Lego pieces together in a way that the company never intended. These techniques don’t follow the official building guidelines, but some creative designers have used them to make one-of-a-kind pieces.
Do you say LEGO or LEGOs?
US talk show host Seth Meyers has weighed in on the debate over how to properly pluralise ‘LEGO’, and purists might not like what he has to say. If you’re reading this, you probably know that the correct plural of LEGO is just ‘LEGO’ (or, if the company has its way, ‘LEGO bricks’ or ‘LEGO sets’).