As many savvy business owners know, competition in the technology market can be fierce. That competition sometimes spills over into the legal realm when companies believe that a former ally has stolen trade secrets and then set up shop as a business rival. Recently, a company which makes products aimed at kids accused Toys R Us Inc. of doing just that. The California-based company Fuhu Inc. brought a lawsuit against the gigantic seller of toys, alleging that it stole trade secrets from the Fuhu-produced tablet marketed for kids which Toys R Us sold in its stores last holiday season.
By January of this year, however, the distribution agreement between the two companies had fizzled, and Fuhu stopped selling its Nabi tablet via Toys R Us. Fuhu alleges that wasn’t the end of matters between the two companies, however. According to the court filing, Fuhu believes that Toys R Us stole some of its trade secrets when it designed a rival kid-centric tablet called Tabeo.