Sally Beauty Pays $8.5M To End Trademark Row

By Joshua Alston (November 29, 2012, 6:44 PM EST) -- Sally Beauty Supply LLC agreed Thursday to pay $8.5 million to hair care company Mixed Chicks LLC after a California jury found Sally infringed the trademarks of Mixed Chicks' line of products designed for multiracial hair.

The settlement is larger than the $8 million damages that the jury awarded Mixed Chicks on Nov. 2, with Sally offering the additional relief to preempt requests for attorneys' fees and disgorgement enhancements, according to Haynes and Boone LLP attorney Kenneth G. Parker, who represented Mixed Chicks.

Parker told Law360 that the case should encourage small companies like Mixed Chicks to pursue relief when their...

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