Key Lessons For Attorneys To Take From Bratz Ruling

By Ryan Davis (July 28, 2010, 4:51 PM EDT) -- Mattel Inc.'s recent loss at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the long-running Bratz case should serve as a cautionary tale to attorneys handling similar trademark, copyright and employment contract issues, according to legal experts.

While Mattel and MGA Entertainment Inc. look ahead to a retrial, lawyers would be wise to learn from some of the legal missteps that led the Ninth Circuit to overturn the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California's previous decision to grant Mattel the rights to the Bratz dolls, which were created by a former employee.

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