BRATZ/BARBIE: MGA granted extension on sales

Reuters report says MGA's dolls will stay on shelves until the end of 2009, after judge modifies injunction.
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MGA Entertainment has revealed that its Bratz dolls and products, which had been ordered off the shelves for infringing patents held by Mattel, have been given a reprieve.

A report on Reuters said that a judge indicated at a hearing that he will modify an injunction to allow stores to sell Bratz products through the end of 2009.

US District Judge Stephen Larson "indicated he will be modifying his December 3rd stay... to allow purchases and sales (of Bratz items)" beyond a previously set deadline of February 11th, said MGA attorney Tom Nolan.

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