Zuru Wins Preliminary Injunction in Patent Suit with Telebrands
Zuru announced that a Federal District Court of Texas has granted Tinnus Enterprises and Zuru Ltd.’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Telebrands’ Battle Balloons product. Pending the order formalities, the injunction will come into effect in the U.S. to prohibit Telebrands from further importation and sale of their Battle Balloons product due to infringement on the U.S. Patents (Nos. 9,232,749 and 9,315,282), which protect the Bunch O Balloons product, according to a statement issued this week by Zuru.
“The preliminary injunction reaffirms what was already clear, that Telebrands’ Battle Balloons infringes upon our Bunch O Balloons patent,” said Anna Mowbray, COO of ZURU, in a statement. “We are pleased that the judge has ruled to protect our rights and bar this counterfeit product from the marketplace. It is important to us, our retail customers, and consumers that only the best product, the original Bunch O Balloons, is available in the market. This injunction sends a clear message that innovation cannot be tampered with.”
Hasbro Launched Be Fearless Be Kind Campaign
Hasbro launched the Be Fearless Be Kind campaign, its largest philanthropic initiative ever, designed to empower kids to have the empathy, compassion, and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives. This initiative builds upon the work that Hasbro and the Hasbro Children’s Fund have been doing with generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light.
“We recognize that empathy is a critical social skill that impacts our youth and our world,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman, president and CEO. “Hasbro has always been committed to standing up for children, and we are pleased to be using our resources to help address this important issue.”
To help nurture empathy and compassion, parents and adults can access proven tools and resources through an online hub, BEFEARLESSBEKIND.com. Also, to learn more, follow the company on Twitter (@Hasbro), and join the conversation online using #BeKind and #BFBK.