Orange County Based ZO Skin Health Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuits

By Joseph Mandour on July 2, 2012

labtesting-molecule-thumb-200x133-44051 Orange County – ZO Skin Health announced that it has filed multiple trademark infringement lawsuits to protect its products. The skincare company prides itself on its high quality skin care products, and claims that it utilizes a strict zero-tolerance policy toward unauthorized distribution of its products.

In addition to its aggressive litigation strategies, ZO also automatically bans anyone caught illegally distributing its products from doing business with the company in the future. The latest round of lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against multiple companies and individuals for illegal online distribution of its products. ZO is seeking an immediate injunction to prevent third-party Internet companies from continuing their unauthorized distribution of ZO products, as well as monetary damages. ZO is accusing the defendants of trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition and trademark dilution. Florida based defendants include Elite Depot operated by Web International Inc., Web Incorporated, Aira Cosmetics Company, Aira Cosmetics Inc., Aira Incorporated, Tonia Ryan and Derek Cavan.

To ensure proper and correct use, the products are distributed through a network of carefully selected physicians who receive special authorization and instruction on how to use the products. ZO emphasizes that its products are powerful, potent and should only be used under the guidance of a licensed physician. Additionally, all ZO products include a universal product code, batch code and date code, as a means to ensure quality compliance and protect against counterfeiting. A recent investigation by ZO representatives uncovered the illegal sale of its products from the defendants’ websites. The websites included products with ZO trademarks and a number of items manufactured by ZO that require a doctor’s prescription. The representatives ordered the ZO products from the defendants’ websites and found that the required product codes had been removed and the packaging had been damaged.

Since 2006, ZO products have been created through years of careful research and cutting-edge science. Created by Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health is known for reinventing the concept of creating and maintaining healthy skin. Located in Orange County, California, ZO is also known for being fiercely protective of its products and reputation. Its recent lawsuits are part of its plan to protect its trademarks and pursue anyone trying to dilute the integrity of its brand to the fullest extent of the law.

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