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A TOHUNGA By Any Other Name...
Posted by Purple_Dave on October 26, 2001 at 07:05 PM CST:
MoD reader Dick Vaughan writes in with an update on the situation between LEGO? and the Maori-speaking tribes of New Zealand. If you haven't heard about this, the tribes had heard that LEGO? was trademarking words from their language and, understandably, wanted to put a stop to it. I've never actually found any proof that LEGO? actually ever intended to do this, but a lot of the names do come from the Maori language. Currently, however, the only word in the entire line that has been trademarked is BIONICLE?, which isn't at all tied to the Maori language. Oh yeah, that update you were looking for? Well, this is it.

UPDATE: If you'd like to see the original story, you can read it here.

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