Danish toy maker Lego lost a legal battle to protect its trademark on iconic toy building blocks from European competition.
The EU said nothing warrants extending protection for these blocks
The European Union's Court of First Instance turned down Lego's appeal to force the EU's trademarks and designs office to reissue its trademark for the shape of its standard red Lego brick with eight cylindrical knobs.
The EU court, however, sided with a 2004 decision made by the EU agency, which had canceled Lego's trademark after rival toy maker Canada's Mega Brands Inc. filed an appeal to Lego's application. Mega Brands produces similar plastic building blocks that compete with Lego.
Dozens of trucks from a Russian aid convoy have crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, without Kyiv's permission. Ukrainian authorities have labeled the move an "invasion" and a "well-planned dangerous provocation."
Some trucks from a Russian aid convoy have moved across the border into eastern Ukraine. It was not immediately clear whether they had Kyiv's permission to cross onto Ukrainian soil.
From Kosovo to Afghanistan, German military deployments overseas have been the subject of much discussion. An unthinkable concept after World War Two, sending German soldiers to foreign lands evolved into a reality.
Charities and advocacy groups are working more and more with street artists to help create innovative and unique campaigns. Uniting the two is a common cause: fighting for what they believe in.