Procter & Gamble Resolves Crest® Whitestrips Patent Infringement Dispute with Ranir

CINCINNATI--()--The Procter & Gamble Company announced that it has resolved its patent infringement dispute with Ranir, LLC regarding Ranir’s tooth whitening strip products in the United States and Canada. This dispute was based on P&G’s significant patent portfolio relating to tooth whitening, including patents that had been previously litigated and an extensive portfolio of newer patents also relating to tooth whitening technology and strips. As part of the settlement, Ranir acquired rights to P&G patents under commercial terms that are confidential.

This resolution is yet another instance of P&G’s successful enforcement of the intellectual property that protects its trusted Crest® Whitestrips brand. The innovations behind Crest® Whitestrips have propelled the brand as the leader in the whitening strips category, and P&G will continue to protect and enforce its intellectual property.

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Contacts

Media:
P&G Health Care Communications
Velvet Gogol Bennett, (513) 634-5576
gogolbennett.vc@pg.com

Contacts

Media:
P&G Health Care Communications
Velvet Gogol Bennett, (513) 634-5576
gogolbennett.vc@pg.com