It's Not Over For MGA's Bratz Doll Line Yet

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The Ninth Circuit recently stayed an injunction entered against MGA Entertainment, Inc., that would have otherwise required MGA to ensure that none of its popular Bratz dolls, the subject of a copyright dispute with toy giant, Mattel, Inc., are available on store shelves as of January 21, 2010. The injunction's requirement that MGA also turn over its portfolio of Bratz related trademarks to Mattel was stayed as well. Mattel obtained an injunction against MGA after a jury found that a former Mattel employee, Carter Bryant, came up with the Bratz doll idea while under Mattel's employ, that Mattel owned the copyrights in the Bratz doll designs, and that MGA, who hired Carter Bryant after he left Mattel, infringed Mattel's copyrights.

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