PL HBC LAWSUITS FLYING IN 2006

CINCINNATI (FNS) - A spate of intellectual property lawsuits against private-label companies and their health and beauty care products have been filed across the country in the last six months - including four by Procter & Gamble here.The lawsuits may demonstrate a desire by big manufacturers to warn private labelers off infringing on trademarks, trade dress and patents associated with their brands,

CINCINNATI (FNS) - A spate of intellectual property lawsuits against private-label companies and their health and beauty care products have been filed across the country in the last six months - including four by Procter & Gamble here.

The lawsuits may demonstrate a desire by big manufacturers to warn private labelers off infringing on trademarks, trade dress and patents associated with their brands, sources said. It is not unusual for manufacturers of branded consumer goods to pe

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