Could Mattel End Up With Bratz?
It was the Battle of the Dolls, and Barbie has won. A U.S. District Court jury in Riverside, Calif., found toymaker MGA Entertainment guilty of contract interference and copyright infringement when it hired doll designer Carter Bryant away from Mattel (MAT) in 2000. The verdict could bring the world's largest toymaker hundreds of millions of dollars in back royalties or outright ownership of the wildly successful Bratz line of dolls launched by MGA in 2001.
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