Originally Posted by emms73
k so then if you purchase a barbie doll make some clothes for it then give it to someone is this also considered infringement i'm just trying to make sure that i understand what i read because most of it talked about software your help is grately appreciated thanks
From my interpretation of the first sale doctrine, it would cover the Barbie doll itself -- it basically says that Mattel can't stop you from buying a Barbie doll from the store and selling that same doll to someone else. Re the clothes: unless you copied someone's copyrighted design to make the clothes you would be the copyright owner for the clothes design and would be free to sell them.
The first sale doctrine would not protect you if you made your own doll that looked the same as a Barbie doll and sold it (either on its own or part of another product).