Mattel gets litigious on chinabarbie.com

Trademark lawsuit seeks unspecified damages

Mattel yesterday filed suit in Manhattan federal court against www.chinabarbie.com for "using the toymaker's famed 'Barbie' trademark as part of the name for a pornographic website", Reuters reports.

The suit, which is seeking unspecified damages, says the site is operated by Florida-based Global China Networks using a New York postal address and had "sold memberships to the site to customers around the world".

The suit also helpfully adds that "American girls aged between 3 and 11 own an average of eight Barbie dolls each". ®

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