Howard Rice Targets IP Litigation

Law360 (January 13, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A copyright and trademark squabble between Mattel Corp. and an artist who photographed Barbie dolls in provocative positions gave San Francisco’s Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin a chance to show off its court-room skills last year.

In 1999, Mattel sued Utah photographer Thomas Forsythe for copyright and trademark infringement after he posted online photographs of Barbie dolls that he described as “artsurdism.” The photographs showed the dolls posed in provocative positions with mixers, blenders and other household appliances.

Forsythe’s counsel, Howard Rice attorneys Simon...
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