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Tucson artist Lisa Frank in lawsuit against Orb Factory

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When kids from the 80s and 90s think of unicorns and rainbows many of them think of Lisa Frank. Frank, a Tucson resident and artist, is making a rare public appearance in federal court Wednesday taking the stand defending her brand.

According to court documents Frank claims the Orb Factory, a company based out of Canada, copied her images for their packaging.

"She is tormented by the whole process. She would rather be at home, at her studio drawing art and coming up with new designs and fashions.," said Kirk Hallam Frank's Attorney.

Currently the Orb Factory sells a variety of toys to Walmart and Amazon.  Their Sticky Mosaics are used as an example in the lawsuit that claims they have a look and feel of the Lisa Frank Incorporated brand. 

"(Orb Factory)Created a line of products with art work on the packaging that is extremely reminiscent of, it not copied directly from Lisa Frank artwork," said Hallam.

Those representing the Orb Factory would not comment on the case. As for Frank she wants to remain behind the camera.

"Lisa's a very private person to begin with so she only brings lawsuits and engages in litigation when it's absolutely forced upon her.," said Hallam.

Hallam says this case could take at least a week for a jury to decide.

Picture from court documents below Lisa Frank Incorporated (left) vs. Orb Factory Limited(right)

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