Court orders apology to Lego for political party spot

A Czech court has ordered the Pirate Party to apologise to the international plastic children’s brick producer Lego for using their figures in a political advert two years ago. The Pirate Party screened a spot for local elections where two Lego figures were feeding thousand crown notes to fish in a pond. The fish represented the conventional political parties with the Pirates’ message that corruption could be cleared up by pulling them out. The party argued in court that the figures were similar to other toys, not just Lego, and that no real damage was caused. Lego said that it did not want to give the impression that it supported any specific political party.

Author: Chris Johnstone