Be Careful What You Display in Your Trade Show Booth

Conair – a leading manufacturer of hair driers, hair curlers and other hair-care products – has filed two patent infringement lawsuits after attending a trade show in Las Vegas. It appears that two competitors, INF Professional and Le Angelique, had hair curling products displayed in their booths that Conair claims infringe one or more of its patents.

In the filing, Conair claims that is has “…experienced dramatic commercial success worldwide...” with its Babyliss and Curl Secret hair curling products, and that its “…success has attracted a number of knock-off efforts and attempts to free ride on Conair’s success.”

Conair is seeking temporary restraining orders against the defendants to block sales of the allegedly infringing products.