Artist’s subject is the Barbie Doll (such as the photo depicting Barbie in a blender).  Mattel sues under trademark, copyright, trade dress, etc.  Ninth Circuit ruled against Mattel on everything in this must-read decision.

Aside: Half of defendant’s revenues appear to come from sham purchases from Mattel’s investigators.

Mattel v. Walking Mountain Productions et. al., 01-56695, 01-57193 (9th Cir.  Dec. 29, 2003).