COURT REFUSES TO BLOCK CHARLIE RED SALES
NEW YORK — U.S. District Court in Manhattan has denied an earlier request by Procter & Gamble for a preliminary injunction restraining the marketing and sale of the Charlie Red women’s fragrance by Revlon.
Judge Kevin Duffy ruled on Monday that P&G failed to demonstrate the likelihood that its trademark claims would prevail should the case ever proceed to trial. Revlon launched Charlie Red in the U.S. in September.
In August, P&G had initiated a court action claiming Charlie Red infringed the trademark of Red, a women’s fragrance marketed by P&G’s recently acquired Giorgio division.