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Feb/03

The BARBIE GIRL Joke Keeps Going and Going an Going


Usually denials of cert in trademark cases get next to no coverage.  The denial of cert in the BARBIE GIRL case has gotten an astounding amount of ink (and pixels).  Here’s the latest, a parody article from MSNBC.

The BARBIE GIRL case illustrates one peril in going after a perceived “tarnishment” of a property – the lawsuit keeps the tarnishment circulating long long after it normally would have dissipated.  If the press loves to hate you, be judicious in what you protest.

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