Mattel Hit With Trademark Suit Over Monster High Dolls

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Mezco Toyz LLC has lodged a trademark infringement suit in New York claiming that toy giant Mattel Inc.'s new line of widely popular Monster High dolls are copycat versions of Mezco's Scary Tales dolls.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court on Aug. 6, Mezco Toyz — which holds the rights to popular doll lines including characters from popular television programs "Family Guy" and "South Park" — claimed that Mattel's new fairy tale-based Scary Tales line of Monster High dolls infringed its trademark of the same name.

"Upon information and belief defendant is advertising, promoting and offering for sale...

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