Rockabilly Barbie Sings the Blues


Patricia Day, the lead singer of the HorrorPops (Danish band), recently filed a lawsuit against Mattel and Hard Rock Café International for violation of the right of publicity and false association (download a copy of the complaint here) over a Barbie doll released last year.

According to the complaint, Day is the lead singer of the HorrorPops, a “critically acclaimed and innovative pioneering band known for its unique brand of rockabilly music.” Last year Mattel released a series of rock-n-roll themed Barbie dolls that included named musicians, such as the “Debbie Harry Doll,” the “Joan Jett Doll,” and the “Cyndi Lauper Doll.” Day claims the final doll in the series, named the “Hard Rock Café Barbie Doll,” is based on her likeness, but “lacks any direct acknowledgement of the female musician - Patricia Day – whose likeness it appropriates.”

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.