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.”