Has Barbie Delivered a Knockout Blow to the Bratz?

After Barbie wins a court victory, the fate of the Bratz dolls hangs in the balance

The Bratz may be hosting their final slumber party next month. That's because a federal judge ruled that MGA Entertainment, the maker of the popular, pouty-lipped dolls, has been violating a copyright held by Mattel, manufacturer of the Bratz' archrival for the affections of 6-year-old girls — Barbie.

Judge Stephen Larson in Riverside, Calif., has ordered MGA to stop making and selling the Bratz dolls after the holiday shopping season, a ruling MGA's chief executive, Isaac Larian, calls "shocking and unfair" and says he plans to appeal. The copyright-infringement case is the latest — and may be the last — controversy...

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