In a stunning overturn by the court of appeals, Mattel has lost on appeal against MGA Entertainment in the fight over Bratz dolls, the first drawings of which were done by Carter Bryant while he was still working for Mattel.
The court essentially said that, while the first drawings were misappropriated, that doesn’t give Mattel rights to the hundreds of millions of dollars of added value to the Bratz business from MGA.
Which makes sense, except when you consider the word “added value” and Bratz” in the same sentence.
In an unrelated lawsuit, Pokemon corp joins the list of companies that sue their fans by suing Beckett Media, publisher of the magazine “Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector!”, for copyright infringement, for reproducing card images in the magazine. (source)
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