Lawsuit accuses Toys R Us of stealing product secrets for new ‘Tabeo’ kids tablet
Toys R Us might be running into a bit of an issue getting its $150, Android 4.0-powered tablet for kids, which we told you about earlier this month, off the ground. According to a report from Reuters, Fuhu Inc., creator of another tablet for children called “Nabi,” is suing Toys R Us. Fuhu claimed it agreed to exclusively sell the Nabi to “learn product secrets” before launching its own competitive tablet:
Fuhu accused Toys R Us of fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation. Fuhu also said that Toys R Us copied Nabi’s butterfly-shaped bumper,which is used to help protect the tablet, for Tabeo… According to the lawsuit, Toys R Us agreed in October 2011 to become the exclusive Nabi distributor, but in the end 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.