Breaking News

P&G Settles Lawsuit With Vidal Sassoon

November 22, 2005

Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, has settled a lawsuit pending in federal court in Los Angeles that was brought on by Vidal Sassoon. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Sassoon sued P&G last year for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, alleging the company stopped producing products under his name so it could boost its Pantene brand and avoid paying Sassoon royalties. The lawsuit claimed that following a change in management in 2000, P&G diverted its new hair care formulas from the Sassoon line.
Last year P&G indefinitely suspended distribution of Vidal Sassoon products in North America. Last month, a federal court denied a second attempt by P&G to dismiss the lawsuit. A trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 19.
In 1985, P&G bought Richardson-Vicks and therefore acquired the Sassoon brand. In 1988, Sassoon signed a new agreement with similar terms.
Though the Vidal Sassoon line of hair care products is not currently on shelves in North America, P&G will retain ownership of the Sassoon name as part of the settlement. Sassoon is a top-selling brand in Asia.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Long Term Sustainability In the Nonwovens Market

    Long Term Sustainability In the Nonwovens Market

    August 23, 2016
    Learn more at Cleaning Products USA, Nov. 9-11, 2016

  • Fro Yo!

    Fro Yo!

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||August 22, 2016
    Project Beauty dishes out Hairgurt, a line of vitamin-rich hair shampoos and conditioning masques.

  • TLC for Those Who Need It Most

    TLC for Those Who Need It Most

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||August 22, 2016
    New curriculum debuting at Bellus Academy helps estheticians treat a population that needs TLC.