Thursday February 11, 6:03 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Tiger Protects Furby
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 1999--In the midst of the American International Toy Fair going on currently in New York, Tiger Electronics, Ltd. announced today that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against Polygon Industries, Ltd. and its president, Jack Winters.
The order prohibits Polygon or Mr. Winters from using the trademarks ``Furbish'' or ``Fur Pets,'' or from offering for sale or selling any toy that is substantially similar to Tiger's famous Furby electronic toy.
``This order should send a strong message to all would-be copiers, that Tiger will take all steps necessary to protect its brand and to keep inferior knock-off products from entering the marketplace and confusing toy buyers and consumers,'' said Roger Shiffman, president of Tiger Electronics.
Tiger took the world by storm with its special furry friend, Furby. The cuddly animatronic pet won the hearts of millions last holiday season. At the Toy Fair, toy buyers from around the world are visiting the Tiger showroom to see the newest cutting-edge technology that will be available the holiday season.
Tiger Electronics, Ltd., a division of Hasbro, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of innovative electronic toys and games for the whole family. Tiger's core products and brands include: Furby, Lazer Tag, game.com.pocket pro portable video gaming system, Talkboy sound novelty toys, and a complete line of electronic family games such as Brain Shift, Brain Warp and Who Done It? Tiger is a leader in licensed electronic favorites, featuring such titles as Star Wars, Small Soldiers, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh and many more.
Hasbro (ASE:HAS - news) is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys, games, interactive software, puzzles and infant products. Both internationally and in the U.S., its Playskool®, Kenner®, Tonka®, OddzOn®, Super Soaker®, Milton Bradley®, Parker Brothers®, Tiger(TM) and Hasbro Interactive(TM) products, provide children and families with the highest quality and most recognizable toys and games in the world.
Tiger Electronics, Ltd Lana Simon/Marc Rosenberg/Howard Fine NY Showroom: 212/645-1790
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