Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

The Verdict Is In


Barbie is one happy doll. Today a federal jury in California awarded Mattel $40 million in damages, closing the long chapter in its federal copyright lawsuit against, MGA Entertainment, the maker of the popular Bratz line of dolls. While the decision is a considerable amount of cash,it comes to just about two-percent of what Mattel had originally sought: $1 billion in damages. For their part, MGA seemed pleased (or rather relieved) at the outcome.

As Thomas Nolan, attorney for MGA remarked:

“We are thrilled that this jury sent a strong message that they want these companies to compete in the marketplace and not the courtroom…”


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus