Mattel May Copyright Barbie’s Facial Features


Mattel Inc.’s Barbie is entitled to copyright protection for her wide eyes, pert nose and bow-shaped lips, a U.S. appeals court said in a ruling that gives the world’s largest toy maker more power to block copycats of its bestselling doll.

Mattel sued Radio City Entertainment, which runs Radio City Music Hall in New York, over “Rockettes 2000” dolls named for the Rockettes chorus line.

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