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Mixed Chicks Product Line Wins Lawsuit Against Sally Beauty

Jurors awarded over 8,000,000 to the small company of the Mixed Chicks product line who claimed that the …

MixedChicks wins big!!!!

For the past two years well-known natural hair company Mixed Chicks has been in an ongoing legal battle with Sally Beauty company. Mixed Chicks had filed a lawsuit against the national beauty supply chain in March 2011, for selling a product called “Mixed Silk” at their over 2,000 locations. The plaintiffs felt that the overall appearance of the Mixed Silk product line  infringed on their trademarked labeling due to similarities.

On November 2, the jury found that Sally Beauty had not only infringed on the Mixed Chicks trademark, but had acted “willfully with malice and oppression.” The jury verdict awarded Mixed Chicks LLC $8,114,535 ($839,535 in actual damages and $7,275,000 in punitive damages). In a press release to JET, co-founders Kim Etherege, Wendi Levy and Bradley Kaya spoke on their massive win, ” We invested our hearts and souls into this company and have built the reputation of the Mixed Chicks products as one of distinction and high quality.  It was an expensive case, but we believe in our brand and will fight to protect it.  We are pleased the jury has found Sally Beauty willfully infringed and awarded an amount that will make them think twice about doing so in the future. You can’t just bully little companies.”

Mixed Chicks

 

 

Mixed Chicks Hair Care Products (Good Guys)

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Sally Beauty Supply Mixed Version (Scum Guys)

The trio will also be seeking additional funds for attorney’s fees, a portion of Sally Beauty’s profits of Mixed Silk products and an order to ban the selling of Mixed Silk products. Sally’s beauty supply no longer has a link to there product and when we called they would not answer any questions about the Victory lawsuit Mixed Chicks had with them.

Mixed Silk’s packaging is strikingly similar to that of Mixed Chicks. The pump top on the shampoo & leave-in conditioner is quite convenient for shower use. Silk Elements should have adopted the same design for the deep conditioner; opening and closing it while in the shower is a little time consuming. All of the products have the same strong manufactured fragrant smell. So lady’s and gentlemen you have read it all. Another scum bag company playing and stealing off a entrepreneurs idea. And who needs manufacturers like that in our beauty industry. Of course you will see them at the hair shows and think twice of the hard work a entrepreneur within our industry has to go through to get there product out to the consumer.

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Spain’s competition regulators fine P&G and L’Oreal over hair care price-fixing

As if we would not already know!

The National Competition Commission has hit the local operators of Procter & Gamble and L’Oreal with multi-million Euro fines over price fixing of professional hair care products in Spain.

The anti-trust authority is fining a total of eight companies operating in the salon professional sector, for their involvement in what the commission refers to as a cartel.

The body is also fining industry association the National Association of Perfume and Cosmetics, claiming that it also played a key part of the cartel.

L’Oreal ordered to pay €23.2m

The fines total €50m and it is L’Oreal that has been given the highest in the group at.€23.2m, while Productos Cosmeticos SLU, which was bought by L’Oreal in 2004, was totld to pay €12m.

The other companies named by the commission as being part of the cartel are Eugene Perma Espana, Cosmetica Cosbar Cosmetica Tecnica, The Colomer Group Spain and DSP Haircare Products.

The cartel was allegedly formed back in 1989 and is refered to by the commission as the G8 in its documentation. It is alleged that leaders of the eight business units met twice a year to discuss various market strategies, including pricing.

Henkel Iberica blows the whistle

The panel of judges from the anti-trust authorities said that they were informed of the price-fixing activities by the eighth member of the cartel, Henkel Iberica.

According to documentation released by the authorities, the fact that Henkel Iberica informed the body about the cartel’s activities meant that the company was free from prosecution due to a law passed in 2008.

Press reports also detail that L’Oreal has subsequently issued a statement denying that the meetings with the other companies were for the purpose of price-fixing, while P&G has refused to comment on the matter.