Software developer Fuhu Inc claims Tabeo device resembles their own version of the Nabi tablet.
The maker of the Nabi tablet made strong allegations on Monday 24th of September stating toy company Toys R Us stole their trade secrets and strategy when preparing for the rival Tabeo which will be out this month.
Accusing Toys R Us with more than a dozen offenses which include, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement, Fuhu also said they copied the butterfly-shaped design which helps protect the tablet.
A Toys “R” Us spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying the company hadn’t had time to review it.
Adding more “apps” to the fire, Toys R Us agreed in October 2011 to become the exclusive Nabi distributor but in the end they did “virtually no promotion” and only ordered for the holiday season a little more than what Toys R Us said could be sold in one day and then they announced the release of Tabeo.
Asking for Tabeo to be taking off the shelves, Fuhu also wants any Tabeos be turned over to Fuhu. It is also seeking unspecified monetary damages.
Do you think this is all just a coincidence or just one more to add to the tablet war?