Dispute over Bratz Dolls Ownership Settled in Favor of MGA

April 26, 2011

In 2008, El-Segundo-based Mattel Inc., the world’s No. 1 toy maker and owner of the Barbie empire, sued Van-Nuys-based MGA Entertainment Inc., which became well-known when introducing big-headed, pouty dolls named Bratz in 2001, for copyright infringement. The concept of Bratz was invented by Carter Bryant, a former employee at Mattel. Mattel argued that Bryant…

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