Texas Company Files Lawsuit Over Toy Bugs

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010  |  Updated 2:00 PM CDT
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Texas Company Files Lawsuit Over Toy Bugs

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Innovation First Inc. (pictured left) has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment (pictured right) stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

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A Texas toy company has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

Innovation First Inc. filed the suit in Hunt County, Texas, last week over its Hexbug Nano toy.

The lawsuit alleges MGA copied Innovation First and marketed a copycat called "Legend of Nara Battling Bugs."

The Greenville, Texas, company is seeking damages and MGA's profits from selling its version of the thumb-sized insect robots, plus interest.

An MGA spokeswoman did not immediately return a call or e-mail.

MGA is also in a legal battle with toy giant Mattel over who owns the popular Bratz doll line.

A California appeals court overturned a $100 million reward for Mattel in that case.

It will be retried in January.

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