Spin Master suit alleges Hatchimals infringement

Toy manufacturer Spin Master Ltd said it filed a civil proceeding against Dongguan Moral Region Co Ltd with Guangzhou IP court in China for alleged patent infringement against one of the patents covering technology behind Spin Master’s Hatchimals toy.

Spin Master said it already has a utility patent issued in the United States covering the technology as well as patent applications pending in the European Patent Office, Canada and other major territories, including additional applications in the United States.

Spin Master COO Ben Gadbois said: “We are proud of Hatchimals’ global achievements and will continue to protect our interests and investments to ensure our ongoing success.

“It is also important that we raise awareness of these infringing products, not just for our company, but to protect our importers, distributors and the public who value the investments we make in research and development to create revolutionary new play patterns that put us at the leading edge of fun.”