Helping our clients retain exclusivity and a leading-edge in the market
Consumer Products

Legal expertise, relevant research experience and a business-like approach

The Consumer Products team has a wealth of experience in helping clients retain exclusivity and a leading-edge in the market. We understand that patents are a business tool.

The work we do covers sectors such as skin, hair and oral care, feminine hygiene, food science, wound care, pain relief and pet care.  Our clients are leading global businesses, including Johnson & Johnson, SC Johnson and Raisio Nutrition.

We recently played a key role in protecting world-famous brands such as Raid®, Duck®, Neutrogena®, Clean & Clear®, No More Tears®, RoC®, Listerine®, Reach®, Carefree®, O.B.®, Band-Aid®, Compeed®, Acuvue®, Tylenol®, Nicorette®, Flavia®, Klix®, Planets®, M&M’s®, Pedigree®, Benecol®, and Splenda®.

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2015
Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue® contact lenses

Carpmaels prosecuted and defended a key European patent protecting Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue® extended wear contact lenses in a multi-party opposition, which resulted in the Opposition Division maintaining the patent with only minimal amendment. Infringement proceedings were subsequently commenced in Germany with the Carpmaels team providing extensive litigation support. In the EPO, the appeal proceedings were accelerated and completed within 12 months, despite 5 opponents and over 120 cited documents. Our handling of the case enabled Johnson & Johnson to successfully reach a favourable settlement agreement prior to the hearing before the Board of Appeal.

Team: Susan Kirsch and David Holland