In Brief: P&G v. Barcolene
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
P&G v. Barcolene: Firms reach settlement in patent and trade dress infringement suit for Barcolene's Fresh 'n Gentle Vitamin shampoo and conditioner, a knock-off version of Procter & Gamble's Pantene Pro V product, P&G announced June 11. Under the settlement, Barcolene, a subsidiary of Holbrook, Mass.-based Bissell, has agreed to "acknowledged the validity" of P&G's Pantene and Pert Plus brand patent and package design rights; to stop producing Fresh & Gentle products; to remove existing stock from store shelves; and to pay P&G an undisclosed amount. P&G filed suit against Barcolene Jan. 30 ("The Rose Sheet" Feb. 7, In Brief)...
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