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Why exactly is the reason the Bratz dolls got banned?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Dec. 6, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Mattel owns the rights to the Bratz brand and another toy company was making them.

    Answer by girlneffy at 5:04 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • I believe it was copyright infringement.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • I heard that someone that was working with Barbie makers had the idea of the Bratz doll and made them while still working for Barbie. So Barbie owns Bratz. Something like that, I heard the preview on the news the other night.

    Answer by Kenzies_momma at 5:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • the guy who invented Bratz dolls did the first intial drawings of the dolls while working for Mattel, then quit. He either started his own company or started working at another company making Bratz dolls. Mattel got pissed b/c they were losing Barbie money to Bratz dolls so they sued them for copy right infringement & won.
    personally, im glad cause the Bratz dolls are skanky (for the most part). even the name is negative!

    Answer by okmanders at 5:49 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Its a copyright issue. Though, can someone tell me how the Bratz dolls were in any way beneficial...

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 6:20 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • They got banned? I just saw a commercial for them today.

    Answer by mwebb at 6:20 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • they wont be banned until AFTER the holidays. Go figure.

    Answer by ICPclwnLOV at 6:30 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • It's very likely they won't come off the market at all; Mattel and MGA will come to some sort of agreement.

    But it all comes down to money. Bratz cut into the Barbie market, and they were initially developed at Mattel. At most companies like this, designers sign "intellectual property" agreements so they can't take ideas from one place to another.

    Not that it prevents it. Look at Disney and Dreamworks. In the first couple of years after Jeffrey Katzenberg left Disney, we saw parallel movie projects. "Antz" and "Bugs Life," "Deep Imapct"
    and "Armageddon."

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:37 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Who cares! Bratz dolls suck. They only teach young girls to dress and be tramps.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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