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L'Oréal accused of patent infringement will appeal to UK

The decision of the British High Court is only one episode of a long-standing procedure, also conducted in the United States.


Devdiscourse News Desk 12 Jun 2018, 06:52 PM United Kingdom
  • L'Oréal, for its part, denied having access to confidential information during redemption discussions. (Image Credit: Twitter)

L'Oreal intends to appeal a British court ruling in favor of a Californian start-up that accuses him of having copied his hair product.

The decision of the British High Court is only one episode of a long-standing procedure, also conducted in the United States.

Olaplex argues that the French cosmetics group has violated the patent law for its "Bond Multiplier" products that protect hair during fading. L'Oréal, according to it, had access to the technology of these products when the French group discussed a possible takeover of the start-up in 2015, and subsequently launched a competing product, which has damaged Olaplex sales.

L'Oréal, for its part, denied having access to confidential information during redemption discussions.

The British High Court, in its ruling on Monday, rejected 10 of the 11 elements of the complaint of Olaplex but retained that related to the ingredients of the hair product, which represents a setback for L'Oréal.

The judges, said Olaplex, will decide later on a possible injunction procedure that would relate to future sales of products in the "Smartbond" range of L'Oreal.

The French group said Tuesday disagreed with the court decision and added: "We will ask to appeal."


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