Doll fight: Appeals court backs Bratz over Barbie


Bratz dolls are back, after a July 22 appeals court ruling, the latest move in the long-running legal war pitting MGA Entertainment Inc.’s Bratz vs. Barbie from Mattel Inc.

Now the case could end up being retried. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a December 2008 ruling by U.S. District Court California that had ordered MGA to hand over the rights to Mattel. A jury awarded Mattel $100 million in damages.

Mattel sued MGA, charging that Bratz were designed by...
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