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> Lego isn't interested in furthering either a custom or secondary market

Once Lego's patent expired it tried a fairly shady legal theory that the interconnect shapes were trademarked/trademarkable. They pursued this all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court where they lost unanimously.


And justifiably so, especially since Lego had stolen the concept from an English company first.


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