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Judge Limits Mattel Copyright Infringement Claims
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge has limited the scope of toy maker Mattel Inc.'s copyright infringement claims against rival MGA Entertainment Inc. in an upcoming retrial over ownership of the popular Bratz doll line, he will allow Mattel... Read More

Jury Rejects Mattel's Bratz Doll Copyright Claim
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal court jury on Thursday rejected Mattel Inc.'s claims that it owns the copyright to the blockbuster, billion-dollar Bratz dolls and instead awarded upstart rival MGA Entertainment Inc. more than $88 million in damages... Read More

'Beverly Hillbillies' Actress Sues 'Elly May' Barbie Maker
Posted on 6 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS — (AP) The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the hit television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without her authorization... Read More

MGA Files Antitrust Case Against Mattel Over Bratz Dolls
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) MGA Entertainment Inc. filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday against Mattel Inc., its archrival in the world of fashion dolls. The case is the latest volley in an ongoing dispute over MGA's Bratz dolls. It was filed in U.S. District... Read More