P&G files lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club

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P&G files lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club

CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), through its subsidiary Gillette Co., has filed a lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club, a marketer and retailer of shaving products.

The lawsuit alleges that Dollar Shave Club’s razors are violating Gillette’s intellectual property. The lawsuit cites unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law, and is intended to protect Gillette’s investment in razor technology.

The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to prevent Dollar Shave Club from selling products that Gillette maintains are infringing on its patented ­technology.

“We have long invested heavily in innovation, and our talented scientists have dedicated their careers to delivering the best shaving experience possible for men and women around the world,” said Deborah Majoras, chief legal officer of P&G. “Our patents help protect the many technical advancements we’ve made through the years — and when it becomes necessary, we take action to protect these important assets.”


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