A Case of Brand Ownership

Lego International has won a lawsuit against Lego PZ Multiservicios S.A. of Costa Rica for the misuse of the toymaker's brand name.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lego International won the lawsuit filed against the corporation Multiservicios Lego PZ Costa Rica for the unauthorized use in its company name, of the trademarked name Lego. The Register of Legal Entities at the National Registry ordered the administrative detention of the corporation.

Oller Abogados, representative of the Lego firm in Costa Rica said: "There are other corporations that are under review because their company name contains the same brand name and it is expected that there will be an announcement regarding the entity in the coming days."

For his part, Juan Leon and Julio González, owners of the firm which was reported, said that the word Lego was the union of their last names and to avoid confusion they added the initials PZ. Furthermore, they are not engaged in the marketing of any product related to the international brand.

"The company met the requirements when it registered with the Registry and at that time the company did not disclose that there was a problem with the name".

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