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Alpha Group, Spin Master settle Bakugan patent case

Last year, Canadian toy and media company Spin Master filed a lawsuit against the US division of Chinese toyco Alpha Group. The PAW Patrol creators alleged that Alpha’s Screechers Wild line of toys infringed on Spin Master’s Bakugan patents. The issue stems from the transformation mechanic.

Earlier this, the companies announced a settlement. Alpha Group has agreed to no longer sell the Screechers Wild products named in the lawsuit in Canada, the US and the UK after January 31, 2019. At this moment, it’s not entirely clear whether the entire line or just specific products will be removed from sale.

Alpha Group launched the Screechers Wild brand in the west last year. Originally intended for its own fiction produced by Man of Action, Alpha ended up importing the toyline’s original Chinese animated series to support the property. In some markets, the line is known as Opti Morphs and originally debuted in 2016. A third season of the animated series aired in China last year.”We are very proud of the innovative technology behind the Bakugan products,” Chris Harrs, General Counsel, Spin Master Corp. “Spin Master has a history and reputation for enforcing our intellectual property and we will continue to vigorously protect our rights where necessary.”

Last month, Spin Master reintroduced the Bakugan brand to the marketplace with the launch of Bakugan Battle Planet. The company is currently in a similar patent dispute with Mattel over its Mecard property.

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