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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: If It's Neon, Should It Be On?

As summer is upon us, rebellious trend seekers can toss their black nail polish and opt for a shade of neon orange, green or pink. This season's en trend nail polish includes a color palette of neon hues that are rumored to be illegal in the U.S.. Contrary to recent alarmist headlines, it is not...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Men, Makeup and Drugs

Men's grooming and beauty products, namely cosmetics for men, continue to experience yearly growth. The forecasts of one research firm predict that sales of men's toiletries will hit $3.2 billion by 2016, up from $2.2 billion in 2006. Sales of men's skin care products like facial cleansers...

Victoria’s Secret Initiates Attack against Urban Decay’s “Naked” Trademark

Yesterday, Victoria's Secret (VS) filed suit against Urban Decay, seeking a declaratory judgment that VS' cosmetic use of the "THE NAKEDS" does not infringe Urban Decay's trademark. Urban Decay sells makeup products using the terms "NAKED" and "NAKED2," upon...

Paris Hilton Files New York Trademark Case against Alleged Perfume Infringer

Paris Hilton and Parlux Fragrances, LCC recently initiated a trademark case against the International Perfume Palace (IPP), accusing IPP of infringing Hilton's perfume and cosmetic line. Hilton's lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, is based on IPP's "Paris Paris"...

Three-Headed Kardashian Monster Attempts to Gulp Down Cosmetics Trademark

Like the ancient Greek Hydra, the Kardashian sisters are a kind of three-headed monster in the celebrity world. The Greek analogy is relevant because the Kardashian sisters have been accused of some monstrous Greek infringement. A make-up artist recently accused the Kardashian sisters of infringing...