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Squishmallows maker and Build-A-Bear trade ‘copycat’ accusations

Squishmallows maker and Build-A-Bear trade ‘copycat’ accusations

It turns out there are lots of sharp elbows in the plush toy business. Build-A-Bear and the makers of Squishmallows are facing off in federal court. Kelly Toys and its Berkshire Hathaway-controlled parent company Jazwares have sued Build-A-Bear, saying its new Skoosherz toys copy the look and feel of their mega-popular Squishmallows products. The Skoosherz line, which Build-A-Bear began selling last month, has the “same distinctive trade dress” of Squishmallows, the complaint filed Monday says, pointing to similarities in shape, face style, coloring and fabric. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, comparing the Squishmallows original products to Build-a-Bear’s copycats speaks volumes,” Moez Kaba, an attorney representing Kelly Toys and Jazwares, said in a statement. The companies will “vigorously defend” their intellectual property rights, he added. Jazwares is seeking unspecified damages and for Build-A-Bear to stop selling Skoosherz products. But Build-A-Bear clapped back with its own lawsuit Monday, claiming Skoosherz does not infringe on the Squishmallows makers’ rights. It wants a declaratory judgment saying that the Squishmallows makers’ claimed trade dress rights are invalid …

Harry Potter Squishmallows Are Finally Available on Amazon and They’re Sure to Sell Out Fast

Harry Potter Squishmallows Are Finally Available on Amazon and They’re Sure to Sell Out Fast

While you might not be able to whip up a love potion this Valentine’s Day, the fastest way to an aspiring wizard’s heart is through Harry Potter gifts. With the holiday of love quickly approaching, the newest Harry Potter Squishmallows are sure to cast a cute spell on your special someone. The toy company has officially expanded its Harry Potter collection inspired by the book and movie series.  Shop Harry Potter Squishmallows It’s hard to resist the Harry Potter-themed Squishmallows. These adorable plushies are designed to resemble each of the main characters and feature their Gryffindor ties and robes. Harry and Ron are both available on Amazon now, and you can pre-order the Hermione-shaped Squishmallow before it is released on Feb. 13. Witches, wizards, and Muggles alike will be spellbound over the latest release. In fact, the iconic trio have already flown their way onto Amazon’s No. 1 new release list for stuffed animals and teddy bears. Ahead, Accio the new Harry Potter Squishmallows while they are still in stock. Harry Potter Squishmallows have been around with a design for …