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In Brief: Revlon v. Urban Decay

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Revlon v. Urban Decay: Revlon reiterates its denial that its Street Wear products, color names and packaging are easily confused with Urban Decay's line in a recent reply to a March 24 Urban Decay counterclaim. Revlon also denies Urban Decay's assertion that Revlon intentionally "minimized its apparent connection with the Street Wear cosmetics line." Revlon's filing is the latest in an ongoing dispute between the two companies, which started when Revlon filed a preemptive law suit against Urban Decay asking for a declaratory judgment stating that its products do not infringe on Urban Decay's trademark. The suit responded to litigation threats by Urban Decay, which claimed Revlon's Street Wear cosmetics line "uses a combination of features, which, taken as a whole, create a likelihood of confusion with Urban Decay's products" ("The Rose Sheet" March 24, p. 1)...



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