By  on November 10, 2010

Tria Beauty Inc. has sued Radiancy Inc. and Oregon Aesthetic Technologies Inc. in a federal district court in San Francisco, accusing both of false advertising and unfair competition.

Tria sells light-based at-home beauty devices. Radiancy sells No!No! hair removal and competes with Tria’s Laser Hair Removal System, while Oregon Aesthetic sells ANSR:BEAM and is a competitor in the acne skin care arena. Tria, which said it has Food & Drug Administration clearances, also alleged that advertising by its competitor/defendants suggests they, too, have FDA clearance for their competing products when in fact they do not.

Officials at Radiancy and Oregon Aesthetic could not be reached for comment. That company last Thursday filed a lawsuit in a federal district court in Portland, Ore., seeking a declaration that it is not in violation of the Lanham Act, which governs certain federal unfair competition claims.

Tria filed its lawsuit against Radiancy last Friday and the one against Oregon Aesthetic on Monday. Tria is seeking damages and a retraction of the alleged false advertising claims.

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