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Barbie Takes ‘Porno Barbie’ to Court.

In adult, adult film, adult industry, Barbie, China Barbie, court, entertainment, new york, News, porn, Porno Barbie, Uncategorized, World on August 22, 2007 at 3:39 pm

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When a children’s toy company takes a porn star to court, you know it’s going to be quite a story.

With the recall of it’s China made toys fresh in the mind, the world’s largest toy company Mattel, is on the front foot with another kind of China.

The company is suing adult entertainer China Barbie for using ‘a domain name containing the word “barbie” in a “bad faith attempt to profit from Mattel’s Barbie trademarks” and had damaged Mattel’s good name’, according to media reports.

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As you probably know Barbie is the worlds best selling fashion doll, since 1959 with about US $1.6 billion in sales each year. A personal favourite of mine….

Apparently China Barbie is the porn alias of Terri Gibson, who owns and runs her own adult web site under the company name Global China Networks, where users can access exclusive content for US$19.95 (€14.77). Sounds like a good deal to me.

Before getting into porn Gibson supposedly worked at some of the world’s leading investment banking firms and advertising agencies in New York, but the lucrative world of porn was just too seductive for 29 year old Terri.

Along with appearing in her own web site, Terri who’s father is Jamaican and mother Chinese, has also appeared in a number of hardcore adult films since 2001, according to IMDB.com, including Asian Divas 3, Me Luv U Long Time and Oral Sensations 7.

Mattel is angry at their good name being spoilt, demanding it get it’s hands on the Chinabarbie.com domain name, damages of $100,000 (€74,030) and to order that any profits Global China Networks achieved be given to Mattel.

Our friends at Mattel are no stranger to court action. Cases include:

Memorably in 1997 against the Danish pop group Aqua for their song parody, Barbie Girl, it lost that case.

Mattel successfully sued an artist from Utah in 1999 for profiting from artistic photographs called Food Chain Barbie involving Barbie dolls in a blender. (Click to see the pictures)

An injunction against a British woman who produced a Barbie doll dressed in bondage clothing, that one was dismissed by the Judge, “to the court’s knowledge, there is no Mattel line of S&M Barbie.”

Hideous.

The only question now remains, who does mattel have their sights on now?

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