All MGA Trade Dress Claims In Play In Bratz Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered MGA Entertainment Inc. to either allow Mattel Inc. to depose all of MGA's trade dress infringement claims or to formally amend the pleadings, in the parties' long-running intellectual property and unfair competition dispute over Bratz dolls.

Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday denied Mattel's ex parte application to compel MGA to specify the infringement claims before the July 21 deposition of its trade dress design expert Ninette Pembleton, instead finding...
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