L’Oréal sues Kylie Jenner cosmetics maker Spatz


California judge tentatively rules in favour of Spatz Laboratories but says he "struggled" with case

The maker of Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics line, Spatz Laboratories, is caught up in a legal battle with L’Oréal over alleged breach of contract, patent infringement and false promise, according to Law 360.

L’Oréal has been tentatively denied its request to order one of its former suppliers Spatz Laboratories to continue producing its cosmetics products through to 2017. L'Oréal sought a Motion for Preliminary Injunction, which is designed to prevent “immediate and irreparable injury” to the moving party.

However, L'Oréal was found to not be able to support the requirements needed for this motion to be carried through. Speaking to Cosmetics Business, Spatz said: "Spatz Laboratories is pleased with the court’s ruling."

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Spatz is also accused of using one of L’Oréal’s patents to create the ColourPop Ultra Matte lip products and the Kylie Jenner line of lip products for the reality star, Lip Kit by Kylie. Spatz started manufacturing the Kylie Lip Kits after giving notice of ending its contract with L’Oréal.


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