Elly May Barbie
May 7, 2011 by Post Team
Donna Douglas who played Elly can Clampett in the 1960 television series “The Beverly Hillbillies”, is suing Mattel for the Barbie Elly May “which was released in December. She says the company is “involved in unauthorized use of [his] name, likeness, image and attributes” as Elly May, reports CNN.
The complaint alleges a photo of Douglas in the character used in the packaging and promotional blurbs mention the television program. A spokesman for Mattel said that “in addition to the rights of ‘Beverly Hilbillies’ of this product through the proper channels.”
Douglas and 75,000 for damage and requires a jury trial. The lawsuit also claims Douglas is still making appearances in connection with the character of Elly May.
Actress Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett in the popular U.S. program “Beverly Hillbillies”, has sued the maker of Barbie dolls Mattel toys, which she based on it.
The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said packaging for the toy company of “Elly May” Barbie doll has a photograph of the actress through the character.
Douglas, 77, who lives in Baton Rouge, said that Mattel never approved or gave permission to use your name to promote sales of the doll, which was introduced in December 2010.
“Depending on your age, people remember the show immediately and remember it. It’s something that has a lot of interest from fans of” The Telegraph quoted Charles von Simson, her lawyer, as saying.
She is seeking damages of more than $ 300,000 and asks for a jury trial.
She wants a court order barring the company from using its “name, likeness, image and distinctive attributes.”
Elly May to portray the actress wore a plaid shirt and tight jeans or tables with a rope belt, which also appear on the wrist.
However, Mattel said that “in addition to the rights of” Beverly Hillbillies “of this product through the proper channels.”
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