BUSINESS
06/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bratz Doll Designer Erased Evidence In Mattel Trademark Suit

A jury will learn that the creator of the popular Bratz doll erased files from his computer two days before handing it over as evidence in a federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Mattel Inc, a judge in California ruled on Tuesday.

Mattel has sued family-owned MGA, claiming it owns the original Bratz concept drawings and that doll's creator, Carter Bryant made them and other Bratz drawings and models while he was under contract to Mattel as a Barbie designer.

At a hearing before testimony began on Tuesday, lawyers for both sides said Bryant had erased files, but they disagreed what he intended to erase.

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