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Dermalogica Is Suing Target

Posted On: Nov 16, 2018   |   Posted By: WWD

Beauty company Dermalogica is suing Target for selling unauthorized products on its shelves and web site.
Dermalogica filed a suit in a California district court earlier this week, alleging the big-box retailer started selling select products in some California stores, as well as through target.com, in the fall of 2017.
In the complaint, the California-based company said Unilever, Dermalogica's parent company, owns the trademark rights for the brand and asserted that Dermalogica products are available through authorized sellers and the Dermalogica web site only.
“Dermalogica goes to great lengths to control the quality of goods bearing the Dermalogica trademark,” read the court documents for the case.
In fact, one of the requirements to become an authorized Dermalogica seller is having “professional skin-care therapists,” or state-licensed, skin-care therapists, readily available to assist customers.
Target, the complaint says, does not have these specialists and is therefore not eligible to be a seller.
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