Procter & Gamble Sues Over Shampoo Bottle Infringement

Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against a California company, claiming that it stole the design for their Herbal Essences shampoo bottle molds.

The lawsuit claims that Blue Cross Laboratories is “distributing look-alike Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner products under the name Herbal Passion to dollar stores,” says Reuters.

We couldn’t locate a photo of the supposedly infringing shampoo bottles on Blue Cross’ website, but it’s pretty obvious from some of their other products (left) that they’re not above “improving” someone else’s shampoo bottle design. Do these actually fool anyone into thinking they’re buying brand name shampoo?

Blue Cross Laboratories
Procter & Gamble charges shampoo bottles copied [Reuters]