12 June 2018Patents

L’Oréal hair treatment infringes Olaplex patent, says court

The English High Court has said that Smartbond Step 1, a hair repair product sold by cosmetics brand L’Oréal, infringes a patent licensed by California-based Olaplex.

Already registered?

Login to your account

To request a FREE 2-week trial subscription, please signup.
NOTE - this can take up to 48hrs to be approved.

Two Weeks Free Trial

For multi-user price options, or to check if your company has an existing subscription that we can add you to for FREE, please email Adrian Tapping at

More on this story

17 January 2018   The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has set aside a decision that rejected a patent injunction against L’Oréal USA.
24 July 2018   The English High Court has rejected cosmetics brand L’Oréal’s attempt to reopen a patent case over a hair care product.
19 November 2019   The English Court of Appeal has handed California haircare start-up Olaplex a victory in its feud with L’Oréal, after ruling that the California start-up’s patent is valid.