While here is a move  afoot to introduce an understanding of the value of intellectual property to children in the classroom, it may well be that the recent decision in cases T-395/14 and T-396/14 Best-Lock Europe (Ltd) v OHIM-Lego Juris will result in that learning process starting in nurseries.

In the case, the court upheld the registration of the shape of the Lego figure as a community trade mark (CTM). In itself this flags for lawyers the importance of not simply advising manufacturers and designers on the separate merits of copyright-registered designs and trade marks, but rather realising that one or more of those rights may have the potential to yield wider ...

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