Ding Dong The Bratz are dead!
Barbie killed the whole pack!
Bratz Dolls will no longer be sold after this Christmas season because they infringe on a copyright Barbie (Mattel) happens to own, so sayeth The Court.
Carter Bryant, in typical "mean-girl fashion," evidently conceptualized the rottin little Bratz while under contract with Mattel and then illegally sold the concept to MGA Entertainment.
Earlier in this cat fight The Bratz was court-ordered to pay Barbie $100 Million in lost sales. Mattel attorneys said MGA made nearly $779 million on the Bratz line since it was introduced in 2001.
In a recent ruling, Judge Stephen G. Larson of the District Court in the Central District of California shut down the whole Bratz line.
The court has ordered recalls from stores, the shattering of molds used to make the hideous little beasts and they are no longer to use the brand name The Bratz.
Who wants to join me in a gleefilled Hallelujah?
There IS a Santa!
Thanks to reader, and lawyer, Jonna for tipping me off on this legal triumph for all girls everywhere!
Maybe for New Year Eve we can get American Girl Dolls to take down Barbie!
More details at Associated Press.