Litigation between smartphone and tablet manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung, accusing eachother of breaching patents or copying designs, has become an everyday occurrence. However, this technology war has now spread to the area of toy tablets designed for children.
Fuhu, the manufacturers of the Nabi tablet, which comes pre-installed with popular games including Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja as well as an educational maths-learning program and a painting app, claims that Toys R Us has copied the design, user-experience and online services of its device to create their own kids tablet computer, called Tabeo.
Designs form an important part of the intellectual property portfolios of many businesses, particularly those engaged in inventive or creative pursuits. This downloadable template Registered Design Assignment agreement provides for the transfer of registered design ownership.