Breaking Legal News - POSTED: 2009/12/10 19:02
The pouty-lipped Bratz dolls can strut their stuff a little longer.
A federal appeals court panel in Pasadena on Wednesday suspended an order that MGA Entertainment stop selling Bratz products this year, recall remaining toys and give ownership of the brand to rival Mattel Inc.
Mattel won $100 million last year in a lawsuit that claimed copyright infringement and breach of contract because the dolls' designer was under contract to Mattel when he developed the Bratz concept.
MGA was ordered to transition its Bratz line to Mattel by 2010, but the U.S. 9th Circuit appellate panel stayed the order until it can rule on MGA's appeal.
MGA Chief Executive Isaac Larian says the order is a victory for fair competition.
Mattel says it can't comment until the appeals process is over.