October 11, 2018 - Institutes Hosts Professor Orly Lobel for Talk on "You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGM Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side"

On Wednesday, the Institute hosted the University of San Diego’s Orly Lobel for a talk on her book “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side.

The book is an exploration of the 10-year drag out fight between Mattel and the makers of Bratz Dolls, initially conceived of and designed by a Mattel employee on his personal time. The book covers complex issues of creativity and IP ownership, employee mobility, competition, gender norms, and the business approaches and personalities that drive litigation decisions. You can read more about the book below.