Alpha Group has announced that it will continue to fully support and execute the launch of Screechers Wild!, following allegations of patent infringement from Spin Master.
Alpha has already reported strong sales for the line in North America, Europe and parts of Asia where the line has already seen its launch.
The line remains a major global priority for Alpha, with new products and animation continuing to be released throughout 2018 and 2019.
“We take intellectual property rights very seriously,” said Kenny Cao, Alpha Group’s senior vice president. “As an owner of a large and diverse portfolio of intellectual property and patents, we greatly respect proprietary rights and stand behind each and every product we manufacture.”
“We remain industry leaders because of an innovative portfolio and a solid commitment to our products and to fair competition,” added Jean-Christophe Pean, president international, Alpha Group. “We stand by our products and will continue to launch as planned. We’d like to thank our global retail and broadcast partners for their continued support.”
Spin Master has sued Alpha, claiming that the Screechers Wild! is an infringement of the firm's popular Bakugan toys.
"Spin Master actively monitors markets around the world and will continue to assert and protect its intellectual property rights where it believes those rights are encroached. We would like to thank our retailer partners in advance for respecting our intellectual property and doing the right thing for companies that invest in true innovation," stated Ben Gadbois, Spin Master's global president and COO.
Added Ronnen Harary, co-CEO of Spin Master: "Bakugan was a global toy phenomenon and we have taken, and continue to take, great care to protect our innovative transforming technology in major territories around the world. We have more patents filed, which will strengthen our Bakugan technology further. Spin Master expects its competitors to respect Spin Master's intellectual property and will take all necessary steps to protect it, if it believes those rights are being infringed."