Imagination wins court appeal - ToyNews

Imagination wins court appeal

Imagination Games has won an appeal in its case against US firm George and Co.
Publish date:
Social count:

A US Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision that rejected claims by game maker George and Company that Imagination’s Left Center Right game infringed upon George’s trademarks.

In May 2007, George & Co. sued Imagination over the Australian company’s Left Center Right dice game, a version of a generic game that George had been selling since 1983—and crucially to the outcome of the case—marketing as simply LCR since 1992.

"I am happy the appellate court has agreed with the summary judgment decision handed down on July 25th, 2008, in favor of Imagination," said Shane Yeend, Imagination CEO (pictured).

"We have maintained our position that we would be vindicated since first being sued by George & Co. It has been a costly and a disruptive action to defend, but it is something we felt strongly about as we had done nothing wrong. I am pleased it is all finished now so we can put this behind us and get back to work making and marketing great game play, including our range of Left Center Right dice games.”

The court’s decision was based on several factors, including a failure by George & Co. to prove to a significant enough degree that Imagination's game created "actual confusion" in the marketplace.



LeapFrog loses Mattel appeal

Mattel has won the latest round its patent wrangle with LeapFrog, with an appeals court ruling that it didn't infringe a patent for electronic learning devices.

Featured Jobs

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Sales Director UK

Our client is a well established privately owned UK toy manufacturer which has won numerous awards for outstandingly innovative toys, gifts and gadgets. A correspondingly outstanding and talented UK Sales Director is to be recruited who has the potential, the will, the drive and the ambition to advance to a higher position within a few years.

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.