Michael Todd Beauty, Dermaflash In Patent Infringement Dispute

Michael Todd Beauty is disputing a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by DD Karma, parent company of Dermaflash.

According to Michael Todd Beauty, in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed in Wilmington, NC, DD Karma alleges that the Michael Todd Sonicsmooth sonic dermaplaning tool infringes upon the design patent on the appearance of the Dermaflash exfoliating tool. The suit also alleges that Michael Todd has engaged in unfair competition, false designation and trademark infringement, the company said.

“Michael Todd Beauty takes great care to respect the valid intellectual property rights of others,” said Michael Friend, svp/sales and co-founder of Michael Todd Beauty. “We plan to take appropriate steps to defend against this lawsuit which we consider frivolous.”

DD Karma had no comment at the time of publication.