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A form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.

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Publishing instructions for MOC based on Lego Technic set

Are there any copyright issues in the case of creating a MOC based on a Lego Technic set, and then publishing my own instruction and/or video for it? Regards, Pavel
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Alternative products compatible with LEGO [closed]

I heard that lately a patent for LEGO expired and now everyone can create a company to produce bricks that are compatible with LEGO. I am wondering how many of such companies are there. I know one ...
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Are companies producing custom molded LEGO pieces legally entitled to do so?

We have seen (or I have seen, given I am a member of a few popular BIONICLE fan sites) an uproar from custom molding companies -- that is, companies that create their own LEGO pieces. My question is ...