[rumori] Trademarks not a governor of wares' usage

From: Porsupah (porsupahATringtail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 14 2001 - 12:12:27 PST


Artist can depict sexual images of Barbie doll

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- An artist can continue using Barbie
dolls in his photographic renderings, some of which depict dolls
posed in sexual positions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

[...] Forsythe uses Barbies to "to critique the materialistic and
gender-oppressive values he believes the doll embodies," according to
a statement Thursday from the American Civil Liberties Union of
Southern California, which is representing Forsythe.

Mattel wanted the court to order Forsythe to hand over all the
negatives of his work so they could be destroyed.

"Trademarks are our most valuable asset as a company because
consumers associate them with superior play quality and value," said
Mattel spokeswoman Lisa Marie Bongiovanni.
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