Conflicting Verdict Sunk Lotion Trademark Row, 3rd Circ. Told

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (October 30, 2018, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A Swedish skincare entrepreneur urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to revive his trademark infringement lawsuit accusing Galderma Laboratories LP and its subsidiaries of using his eczema lotion name in its Cetaphil product line, telling a three-judge panel that his unfair competition allegations were sunk due to a jury's conflicting conclusions.

The Pennsylvania federal jury contemplating Thomas Sköld's case in July 2016 found that Galderma's continued use of the trade name Restoraderm after it terminated its contract with Sköld was false and misleading, but at the same time determined that there was no resulting confusion in the marketplace. Sköld contends the...

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