Bratz fans everywhere, brace yourselves. We have some bad news for you. Really really bad!
After a four year legal battle between Bratz maker MGA Entertainment and Barbie makers Mattel, the Bratz have lost. That we've know. But….
Yesterday a federal judge banned MGA from making and selling it's highly successful Bratz dolls!!!!
As we mentioned previously, Mattel sued MGA because the Bratz dolls creator, Carter Bryant, was working at Mattel when he came up with the concept for the dolls.
In August, a California jury awarded Mattel $40 million. Mattel was originally asking for over $2 billion. The jury also later awarded Mattel $10 million for copyright infringement and $90 million for breach of contract.
After yesterday's ruling to ban Bratz dolls, Mattel attorney Michael Zeller said "It's a pretty sweeping victory. They have no right to use Bratz for any goods or services at all."
Luckily for MGA and Bratz fans everywhere, the judge did allow MGA to wait until the holiday season ends to remove the toys from their store shelves.
MGA should be filing their appeal, like, RIGHT NOW!
[Image via AP Images.]