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'Shahs of Sunset' Producers

Slam FHM Model ...

Mattel Owns 'Barbie', Duh!

12/6/2012 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1203_Niki-Ghazian_getty"Shahs of Sunset" producers want to school an FHM model on the law -- telling her she has no right to sue over her handle "Persian Barbie" ... because Mattel trademarked the name a looong time ago!!

TMZ broke the story ... Persian model Niki Ghazian (above) accused the reality TV show of illegally using her self-proclaimed moniker, "Persian Barbie" ... for new cast member Lilly Ghalichi.

Now Berne Productions -- a subsidiary of Ryan Seacrest Prod. -- is responding to Niki's cease and desist letter with its own docs claiming she has no stake to the Barbie trademark.

Berne argues the term "Barbie" is 100% owned by Mattel -- and adds, "Any claim that Ms. Ghazian has acquired any property rights to a term that is a basic derivative of "Barbie" (i.e. "Persian Barbie") is unsound and not defensible." Aka ... go kick rocks, Ms. Ghazian.

Berne also claims 'Shahs' isn't violating Mattel's trademark because "Persian Barbie" is merely descriptive of Lilly's rockin' bod.

Exhibit A ...

1206-lilly-ghalichi-getty

81 COMMENTS

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46.

heavenzxtc    

Don't all Persian women think they are barbies? lol
They are the most stuck up women in the world!
Anyway, the blonde bimbo is beat & looks old & Lily has a horse face!

595 days ago
47.

wastintime     

Hahaha! What a twit!

595 days ago
48.

CriticXtreme    

These are some horrible women. All Americans should be pissed that someone from Sand could come the American and make fortunes for doing nothing!

595 days ago
49.

Marty    

Shouldn't these women be stoned according to their Muslim religion? Seems to me that these people are just egging extremist to take a good close look at them.

595 days ago
50.

geincolo    

Persian "no-talent" Bimbo is available.

595 days ago
51.

Robert_Fleites    

she is HOT AS ****! haters

595 days ago
52.

Zephyrinthesky    

Neither of these busted chicks look like a Barbie. So they can both simmer down.

595 days ago
53.

Lady Scarlett    

Lilly is waaaaaay prettier than that other girl...she needs to give it up!!

594 days ago
54.

ima leo RAWR    

mattel should sue this chick for soiling the barbie name with her ugliness. her face makes me want to barf.

593 days ago
55.

jz    

Both bitches are ugly and fake as hell. Clown facelilly is disgusting all she likes to talk about is peoples crotch juice..gross !

569 days ago
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