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Kiwi toy maker Zuru in legal fight with Lego over figurines

06 August 2019

mini people walking in a line

Zuru Toys is in a legal battle with Lego over allegations Zuru Toys copied its designs.

Last month a Texan court awarded Zuru US$29 million (NZ$42.8m) after it found US toy company Telebrands infringed on its patented water-balloon filling toy.


Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to:
• explain how and why technological knowledge becomes codified
• explain the role codified knowledge plays in technological practice
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain:
 •how different disciplines have impacted on technological practice
• explain why collaboration is important in technological developments that involve interdisciplinary work

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Keywords: copyright, toys, lego, construction and mechanical, materials, characteristics of technology

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