Mattel Sues Porn Site Over "Barbie" Trademark

Mattel’s lawyers are having a busy week, they’re suing a porn site over use of their trademark “Barbie.” From Dow Jones:

The El Segundo, Calif., toy maker sued Global China Networks LLC in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday over its Web site, http://www.chinabarbie.com. Global is a limited liability company organized in Florida and maintains a post-office box in New York, according to the complaint.

In its lawsuit, Mattel claims the Web site is pornographic and Global sold memberships to persons around the world.

The company, which has principal address in Hollywood, Fla., is listed as inactive on the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations Web site.

No phone number could be located late Tuesday for Global or its registered agent in Hollywood, Fla.

This isn’t the first time Mattel has sued adult websites over the use of “Barbie.” They’re now the proud owner of barbiesplaypen.com after successfully suing to have the domain name transferred.

Mattel Files Trademark Suit Vs Adult Site With Barbie In Name [CNNMoney]