Ninth Circuit's Decision in Bratz Doll Dispute: Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entm't, Inc., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 29187 (9th Cir. Cal. Filed, July 22, 2010)

2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 29187 MATTEL, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendant-counter-claimant-Appellee, v. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.; MGA ENTERTAINMENT (HK) LIMITED, a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region business entity; ISAAC LARIAN, an individual, Counter-defendants-Appellants, CARTER BRYANT...

Bratz Beats Barbie: Appeals Court Reverses Jury Verdict and Rejects Constructive Trust

by Thomas Carey Research assistant Katherine Zhou provided valuable support in the writing of this article For years, toy manufacturers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment have dueled over the popular Bratz line of dolls. We reported in 2008 that Mattel had won a series of victories on its claims...

Trademark Pits American Girl Dolls against Barbizon Modeling

It sounds like a B movie screenplay, but a recent trademark lawsuit has dolls doing battle against models and thespians. Last Friday, American Girl, the seller of dolls, doll clothing, historical books and videos, filed a trademark lawsuit against the modeling/acting agency, Barbizon International...