William Dunnegan

Attorney at Law

720 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10019


(212) 397-7000

Facsimile: (212) 582-3100



October 21, 1997

Ms. Charles Henry


1017 Bayview Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610-4032


Re: BARBIE Trademark Dilution

Dear Mr. Henry:

I am an attorney for Mattel, Inc.

As you may know, Mattel owns the trademark BARBIE, as well 

as numerous federal registrations for that mark. The BARBIE 

trademark has been used consistently since at least 1959. 

In connection with that use, Mattel and its licensees have 

sold billions of dollars of merchandise. BARBIE is therefore 

an extraordinarily valuable and famous trademark.

I am writing because Mattel has recently learned that you are 

sponsoring the following page on the internet.

http://www. ezone.org.1080/ez/e7/articles/napier/thoughts.html

There can be no doubt that this page unlawfully dilutes the 

BARBIE trademark in violation of 15 U.S.C. section 1125(c).

In addition to pursuing whatever additional rights it may have 

under law, Mattel demands that you (i) immediately take 

whatever steps are necesssary to remove this page from the 

Internet and (ii) confirm to me in writing within 5 business 

days that you have done so.

We await your response.

Sincerely yours,


William Dunnegan

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