The London association that creates a Rubik’s Cube has sued dual US companies for offered what it alleges is a knock-off of a classical puzzle.
Rubik’s Brand Limited says tradesman Toys “R” Us and manufacturer Duncan Toys are violating a heading and spiteful a repute with an “imitation turn nonplus cube”.
It has asked a US justice to stop a companies from offered a toys.
It is also seeking indemnification from increase from a puzzle.
The Rubik’s Cube was invented by a Hungarian highbrow in 1974, and has sole some-more than 100 million copies worldwide.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in a sovereign justice in New York.
It alleges that Duncan Toys, a section of Wisconsin-based Flambeau, creates products that impersonate a coming of a Rubik’s Cube, though with slight alterations, such as white instead of black borders.
Rubik’s pronounced a differences are treacherous to business and intermix a brand.
Duncan pronounced a allegations are though merit, and a association intends to energetically urge itself.
Toys “R” Us pronounced it was wakeful of a lawsuit and is operative with Duncan to establish a subsequent steps.
The Duncan’s 3×3 Quick Cube is accessible on a Toys “R” Us website for $4.99, about a third of what a classical Rubik’s Cube costs.
Rubik’s is no foreigner to fights over a brand.
Last year a European Court of Justice ruled that a nonplus should be governed not by a heading though by a patent, that protects inventions for a certain volume of time.