Gillette files lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club

The P&G-owned subsidiary alleges that Dollar Shave Club is guilty of patent infringement

P&G’s wholly-owned subsidiary The Gillette Company has filed a lawsuit against California-based Dollar Shave Club for allegedly violating Gillette’s intellectual property through the sale of its razors.

The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to prevent Dollar Shave Club from selling any razors that infringe on its patented technology. The Gillette Company claims that Dollar Shave Club has made unauthorised use of patents protecting its investment in razor technology.

Deborah Majoras, Chief Legal Officer of P&G, said: “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. 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.”

The Dollar Shave Club offers a subscription service for men delivering blades to an address of choice every month.

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