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
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...
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...