The latest legal wrangle between MGA, makers of Bratz, and the ever litigious Mattel has thrown up a surprise twist. This time round Barbie has come out as the loser and owes the Bratz gals a payout of nearly 90 million dollars!
The ongoing fight between the two companies over exactly who owns the copyright of the Bratz doll line has rolled on for several years with the previous court room ruling in 2008 ruling in favour of Mattel. Not so this time but then barbie does have her 120 plus careers to fall back on in order to come up with the cash.
Failing that she could always sell a dream house or two!
- Barbie vs. Bratz: It’s A Doll-Eat-Doll World (time.com)
- Bratz dolls case resolved with $88.4m payout by Mattel (guardian.co.uk)