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P&G/Cumberland settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Private label manufacturer Cumberland Swan Holdings will stop manufacturing, distributing and selling Procter & Gamble "look-alike" products under the terms of a consent judgment, but denies the allegations, P&G announces Aug. 31. The suit, alleging trade dress infringement and false advertising of P&G's Crest Pro-Health oral rinse brand, was filed by P&G in May and is one of several trade dress infringement suits filed by the firm this year (1"The Tan Sheet" May 8, 2006, p. 12). "We're satisfied that Cumberland Swan must now compete with its own designs and substantiate its performance claims with meaningful testing, as we do," P&G Chief Legal Officer Jim Johnson said. The remaining terms of the agreement were not disclosed...

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