'China Barbie' takes on Mattel in domain name dispute

Mattel logoMattel, which makes Barbie dolls, was forced this month to recall millions of toys that were made in China because of lead paint and loose magnets.
So what’s Mattel’s next step in recovering from possible lost revenues? To attack porn star “China Barbie” of ChinaBarbie.com, of course.
Rather than focusing on its own legal problems, the major US corporation has decided to take aim at suing US porn queen China Barbie for her comparatively nominal monetary assets.
“The site’s been up for like five years, so it’s like, why are they coming after me right now?” she wondered recently of the trademark-infringement lawsuit leveled at her website ChinaBarbie.com by the California-based toymaker.