VENTURA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Federal court has handed another big win to Athena Cosmetics, Inc. (parent company to RevitaLash® Cosmetics) in its battle against counterfeit product sellers AMN Distribution, Inc. and Moishe Newman.
This case brings attention to the defendants’ website called BrushExpress as well as numerous stores on eBay and other online marketplaces they operate under various aliases. In a previous ruling, the Federal court determined that the defendants engaged in trademark infringement involving the use of counterfeiting, and breached a settlement agreement that was signed when Athena first caught them selling counterfeit products.
In this latest ruling, the court ordered the defendants to pay over $1.1 million in damages to Athena Cosmetics. The court found, among other things, that the defendants caused significant harm by selling counterfeit goods and breaching the settlement agreement.
"We are pleased that the Federal court recognized the significant harm caused by these counterfeit products and the defendants’ blatant disregard for both our intellectual property and consumer safety," says Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D., CEO of Athena Cosmetics, Inc. "Athena Cosmetics will continue to take whatever steps necessary to protect our brand and to ensure that consumers can trust that they are buying authentic RevitaLash Cosmetics products that perform as promised."
Identifying counterfeit RevitaLash® Cosmetics products can be difficult, as these imitations are often skillfully crafted to look like the real thing. Checking for key details like missing shrink-wrap, pungent odors, discolored or sticky product formulas, damaged/expired boxes (or no box at all), and missing inventory control numbers can help you determine whether or not a particular product is genuine. Additionally, keep an eye out for misspellings which can often be indicative of a fake item. For your safety and peace of mind, it is best to buy direct from revitalash.com or an authorized reseller. If you have any doubts or suspicions about the authenticity of your purchase, or would like to verify if a reseller is offering authentic product, please contact the RevitaLash® Cosmetics customer care team by calling 877-909-5274 or by emailing email@example.com.
About RevitaLash® Cosmetics
RevitaLash® Cosmetics is a worldwide leader in developing advanced lash, brow, and hair beautification products. Established in 2006, the collection includes award-winning RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner and RevitaBrow® Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner, and is available in physician’s offices, spas, salons, online and in specialty retailers across 70+ countries. With their Eternally Pink® mission, RevitaLash® Cosmetics is a supporter of non-profit breast cancer initiatives, donating a portion of proceeds to research and education initiatives, giving back to the breast cancer community year-round, not just in October. For information, visit www.revitalash.com. [RevitaLash® Advanced and RevitaLash® Advanced Sensitive are not available in California]