Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada made a landmark decision: Montreal-based Mega Bloks does not infringe upon Lego's trademark
"The monopoly on the bricks is over and Mega Bloks and Lego bricks may be interchangeable in the bins of the playrooms of the nation, the Supreme Court said in its unanimous decision.
Dragons, castles and knights may be designed with them (toy blocks) without any distinction.
The ruling, which only applies in Canada, means Mega Bloks can continue to produce and sell its products.
Personally, I have always been more of a fan of Lego for the simple fact that their pieces were much smaller than Mega Bloks and, as such, posed much more of a choking hazard.
Who doesn't have fond childhood memories of playing Truth or Dare to see who would stuff a small yellow Lego up their nose or to see who would swallow the pointy block? How we would laugh at the resulting emergency room visit for a Lego-ectomy.
Thanks for the memories, Lego!Evening Update:
I got a phone call from my mother.
"I didn't know that you used to play that game with the Lego."
"Mom, it is called poetic license."
"I never allowed you to have Lego because it is a choking hazard."
"I know Mom. I was very underprivileged in that regard."
"I can't believe that you did that."
"Mom, it was a story. Fiction. I made it up."
"Oh. Well you shouldn't say things that aren't true."
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