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"Barbie" Trademark Dismissal A Lesson In Picking Right Jurisdiction, Attorneys Say

Law360 (July 25, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge’s decision to throw out a trademark lawsuit by toymaker Mattel, Inc. against a Canadian seller of risqué clothing and accessories is a reminder of the importance of picking the right venue, trademark attorneys say.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard C. Casey of the Southern District of New York dismissed Mattel’s lawsuit against Barbie Anderson-Walley, who runs a clothing store in Calgary and had set up an online storefront at www.barbiesshop.com, on grounds that it does not have proper jurisdiction.

Mattel filed the lawsuit...
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