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Bratz Stayed!!

I consider myself the unofficial recordkeeper for the Bratz litigation (so it was fate that the Secret Santa I pulled was for a Moxie Girlz), but I must have been sleeping on the job because everyone has jumped on this one before me.

So playing catch-up to what’s already been reported by the IPKat, Techdirt, Likelihood of Confusion, the WSJ Law Blog, the WSJ proper and BBC News, on December 9th the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on the Bratz appeal and issued an order staying the district court’s order and ordering the parties to mediation. Here’s the gist of it:

Press coverage of the hearing is here. Based on the report, it doesn’t look very good for Mattel.

Full order available here.
MGA Entertainment surprisingly sedate press release here.

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One response to “Bratz Stayed!!”

  1. Well if you’re going to miss any development, Pamela, a stay is a pretty good one to miss. If you think about it.