A judge stopped the sale of Barbie Frida Kahlo in Mexico


The doll would be released on Friday. He already caused controversy considering that his stylized design did not correspond to the features of the famous Mexican painter. Take the opportunity to see one of his great works when you go to see your dentist in Mexico

A judge from Mexico City temporarily halted the sale of Barbie inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, considering that the companies that would launch it for sale, “Frida Kahlo Corporation” and Mattel, do not have the rights to use the image of the Mexican painter for the creation of a doll.

The judge decreed that the two companies must “refrain from using the trademark, image and work of the illustrious painter Frida Kahlo as a presentation in their businesses and commercial establishments”, without the authorization of the family.

The official account of Frida Kahlo, administered by the artist’s family, informed the sentence on Twitter.

We are about to safeguard the rights that the family has and that these people have kidnapped, “said the painter’s niece in an interview with the newspaper El Universal.

Last March, Mattel announced the launch of the doll as part of the line ‘Sheroes’, composed of 18 characters from 10 nationalities that have influenced today’s society.


The company said it had worked with “Frida Kahlo Corporation”, alleged “owner of all rights related to the name and identity of the painter for the creation of this doll.”

However, Mara de Anda Pinedo, great-granddaughter niece of the painter, clarified that Kahlo Corporation only had the right of the trademark of some categories, by or that filed the legal appeal.

Given the family’s arguments, the company clarified that Kahlo’s industrial and personal property rights were transferred to her by Isolda Pinedo Kahlo, the painter’s niece, which makes her the owner of all the rights related to the painter, what includes the name, concept, ideology and distinctive signs of the artist.


He insisted that the licensing, authorization, development, commercialization and protection of the products or services related to Kahlo belong to the company.