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Court Rules HUL's Fair & Lovely Patent Part Of Public Domain

August 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Hindustan Unilever's patent for the formulation of its Fair & Lovely fairness cream has expired, according to the Madras High Court. According to the court ruling, the process technology is now part of the public domain and anybody can use it. Also, the court ruling ends the legal dispute between HUL and CavinKare, maker of rival fairness cream Fairever.
Sajan C Kumar , "Fair & Lovely is now fair game for all", Financial Express, August 18, 2016, © The Indian Express [P] Ltd.
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