Temporary injunction bans sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

Temporary injunction bans sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

The household of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has obtained a brief injunction that halts gross sales of a Barbie doll made in Kahlo’s likeness.

Mara de Anda Romeo, Kahlo’s great-niece, fought doll-maker Mattel in court docket arguing that it doesn’t have the rights to make use of Kahlo’s picture as a part of its Inspiring Ladies Sequence, in accordance with The Guardian.

A choose dominated Thursday that Mattel should chorus from commercializing the doll till a decision is reached. Mexican department shops should additionally quickly yank the toy from its cabinets.

Mattel claims it obtained rights to the artist’s picture by means of the Panama-based Frida Kahlo Company.

Kahlo’s household introduced “a precautionary measure” issued by a choose Thursday ordering the Frida Kahlo Company and its subsidiaries to stop utilizing “the model, picture and work of the illustrious artist Frida Kahlo as a presentation of their companies, business institutions, so long as they don’t have the consent of the house owners of the picture and trademark rights of Frida Kahlo.”

APRIL 14, 1939 FILE PHOTO

Surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, who was married to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her dwelling in Mexico Metropolis.

The measure additionally banned “any act tending to commercialize merchandise which have the model and picture of Frida Kahlo.”

Anda Romeo has argued that the doll doesn’t precisely mirror Kahlo’s trademark traits, together with her unibrow and Tehuana-style clothes.

Her lawyer, Pablo Sangri, stated “We’ll speak to them concerning the look of the doll, its traits, the historical past the doll ought to should match what the artist actually was.”

Different ladies depicted within the sequence of dolls embrace aviator Amelia Earhart and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

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