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Cube conundrum

Harbottle & Lewis' Jeremy Morton looks at why a recent advisory trademark ruling regarding the Rubik’s Cube presents a “massive blow” to its UK owner, Seven Towns.

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Bring back…Boglins

This year will see the return of toy icons Stretch Armstrong, View-Master and Teletubbies to shelves. This week, while we're feeling all nostalgic, the ToyNews team is making pleas to the industry to bring back some other classics. Next up, Robert Hutchins discusses his love of Boglins.

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Inventor Roundtable Part 3: Has crowdfunding changed the future of toy inventing?

This week, Seven Towns’ Steve Perrin, Ooba’s Max Ford, Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, Jenga creator Leslie Scott and Bananagrams’ Rena Nathanson discuss whether, with more and more inventors getting to market through platforms like Kickstarter, the current landscape is as good as it’s ever been for toy and game inventors.

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Inventor Roundtable Part 2: Copycats, branding and patent woes

This week, Seven Towns’ Steve Perrin, Ooba’s Max Ford, Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, Jenga creator Leslie Scott and Bananagrams’ Rena Nathanson discuss the effect of copycats and the double edged sword that is becoming a brand.

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Inventor Roundtable Part 1: Humble beginnings

Today, we kick off our staggered coverage of a roundtable discussion between Seven Towns’ Steve Perrin, Ooba’s Max Ford, Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, Jenga creator and co-founder of Oxford Games Leslie Scott and Bananagrams’ Rena Nathanson. First up, the group share how they took their first steps in the industry.

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