Volume 95 Issue 1 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 2, 2017 | Web Date: December 27, 2016

L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual property
Department: Business
Keywords: intellectual property, hair coloring, hair bleaching, lawsuit

Celebrities Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence went blonde using it, and now L’Oreal is charged with stealing it: the formula for Olaplex’s Bond Multiplier, a product that protects hair during bleaching and color treatments.

The bad blood emerged late last year in a suit filed in federal court for the Central District of California. In it, start-up firm Olaplex charged L’Oreal with violating a patent covering hair protection ingredients discovered by a University of California, . . .

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