Barbie's Savior: Quinn Emanuel Wins Big for Mattel with Sweeping Bratz Injunction

We should have listened to John Quinn. Back in August, when Mattel, Inc., won $100 million in damages from the federal jury that decided Mattel's copyright infringement case against MGA Entertainment Inc., the verdict was widely considered--including by us--to be a disappointment for Mattel, which had asked for more than $1 billion after the jury determined that MGA created its widely popular Bratz dolls based on designs by a Mattel employee. But Mattel lead trial counsel John Quinn of Quinn Emanuel Urquardt Oliver & Hedges chided us for not focusing on what he called "the single most important fact about the jury's verdict: the jury FOUND infringement."Late Wednesday evening, Quinn was proved prescient. Federal district court judge Stephen Larson granted Mattel a sweeping injunction that essentially shuts down MGA's Bratz operation.

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