T.I. Returns To Courtroom To Battle In opposition to L.O.L. Shock Dolls’ Toy Maker In Copyright Case

T.I. and his spouse, Tiny, returned to federal courtroom on Might 10 for a second trial. This time, they’re persevering with their battle in opposition to toymaker MGA, accusing them of manufacturing L.O.L. Shock dolls that resemble members of the favored group OMG Girlz.



Up to date By: Chris Samuel (5/11/23 at 3:14 pm)

T.I. and his spouse, Tiny, maintain a big stake within the creation of OMG Girlz, a bunch involving their daughter, Zonnique, and two different proficient singers. The dispute arises from T.I.’s declare that MGA illicitly copied the design of the dolls from his daughter’s group. 

Furthermore, T.I. has accused MGA of cultural appropriation, citing the dolls’ resemblance to the distinctive fashion of the OMG Girlz, characterised by vibrant wigs and crowd pleasing outfits.

T.I. firmly contends that MGA has openly stolen the design parts from the OMG Girlz and reproduced them of their L.O.L. dolls. The putting similarities between the dolls and the group’s members are the crux of this copyright battle. 

Moreover, T.I. argues that MGA’s replication of the OMG Girlz’s fashion represents an act of cultural appropriation, appropriating and commodifying a creative expression with out due credit score or respect.

T.I. and Tiny’s lawsuit in opposition to MGA on the L.O.L. Shock dolls’ similarity to OMG Girlz led to a mistrial. The result got here after a buyer mentioned she couldn’t “assist an organization that steals concepts from Black folks.”

Up to date By: Kendall Parks (1/26/23 at 3:28 pm)

The Household Hustle couple caught a nasty break when the case resulted in a mistrial the place they accused the toy firm, MGA Leisure, of profiting off the OMG Girlz’ picture. The ruling got here down after a buyer mentioned she didn’t assist MGA anymore as a result of they steal concepts from Black folks. MGAs lawyer Alan Hilowitz additionally spoke out and expressed how range has all the time been part of their firm:

“Variety has all the time been a key worth at MGA Leisure in each our folks and our toys. In truth, MGA introduced range to the style doll class greater than 21 years in the past with the introduction of Bratz dolls. We’re dissatisfied that the trial was reduce brief however stay up for vindicating our rights within the subsequent trial.”

To this point, the authorized group for T.I. and Tiny hasn’t responded to the ruling. The mistrial comes two days earlier than the “Be Simple” rapper bought to talk within the courtroom after Tiny and her daughter Zonnique Pullins.

T.I. and his spouse Tiny confronted off in courtroom in opposition to toy firm MGA from Santa Ana, Calif., alleging they infringed on copyrights and drew inspiration from the OMG Girlz for the favored L.O.L. Shock dolls.

In one of many newest traits of lawsuits within the leisure business, the married hip-hop couple is suing toy firm MGA for mimicking the fashion of OMG Girlz with their L.O.L Shock and OMG dolls as they’ve the identical picture, commerce gown, and title, which drew apparent similarities to them.

The group was organized by Tiny along with her daughter Zonnique Pullins, Bahja Rodriguez, and Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter, who was a part of the group earlier than she left and signed to her father’s label Younger Cash.

In response to the Harris household’s claims, MGA’s lawyer Jennifer Keller mentioned, “They need tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from MGA Leisure for doing completely nothing, and I do imply nothing,” she mentioned. “We’re going to point out you that the OMG Girlz really copied us and now complain we appear to be them. They have been pattern followers, not trendsetters.”

Flo Rida gained his lawsuit in opposition to Celsius, a Florida vitality drink firm, on Jan. 19. Flo acquired over $82M in damages in addition to the 750K shares in stock-based bonuses he earned after producing contract gross sales.

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