Shape of Lego Figures 'protected'

The shape of Lego's figures is a protected trademark and therefore cannot be copied, an EU court has ruled.
Competitor Best-Lock, who makes similar toys, had challenged Lego's attempt to protect the shape of its human figures.
But the appeal was dismissed on Tuesday by the General Court of the European Union.
Lego, the world's second biggest toy maker, had registered the "three-dimensional trademark" in 2000.