The Danish Lego Group is no stranger to trademark disputes. Understandably, Lego enforces its rights in the LEGO mark against third-parties who use LEGO without their permission. Lego also claims trade dress rights in product shape and configuration of its blocks and enforces those rights against other building block manufacturers. Some competitors claim that these

Santa brought me one of my favorite trademarked and patented products:  a LEGO® set!

Yes that is Mr. Firefighter dousing the flames on the LEGO® tree while holding a cup of coffee.  The hero of my LEGOland!

For a Lego geek like me, there was an intriguing story in the Wall Street Journal last week