Archive for April, 2009

Copyright and Photography Link

Burt Krages wrote a fantastic article about copyright for photographs – it was recently published on the Oregon State Bar Association web page. Click here for the full link

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Mattel v. Bratz posted an Associated Press article today about the latest status in this litigation. Bratz are a series of dolls that Mattel, the makers of Barbie, alleged infringed upon Barbie’s likeness and diluted their market share.

Apparently, the person who came up with the Bratz concept did so while working for Mattel, and then left the company and produced the dolls with MGA. As a result, litigation ensued, and a $100 million verdict was awarded.

As per the Press link, the federal judge upheld the $100 million award in favor of Mattel. Click here for the full link.

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