Artist Hails Court Win Over Barbie Parody

Utah-based artist Tom Forsythe, who won a five-year legal battle with Mattel over his photographs of Barbie dolls sometimes naked and paired with kitchen appliances on Tuesday said the court decision cleared the way for other parodies of iconic American brands. The ruling late last week by a federal judge in Los Angeles was the second major blow in two years to a bid by toy maker Mattel to defend Barbie’s image from use by artists and singers

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