SOURCE: Cot'n Wash, Inc.

Cot'n Wash, Inc.

May 24, 2012 08:30 ET

Cot'n Wash, Inc. Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Henkel and Sun Products

Laundry Form Innovation Leader Defends Technology Platform

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - Cot'n Wash, Inc. filed a lawsuit today against Henkel AG's Dial Corp. and Sun Products Inc. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court of Delaware, alleges that Henkel and Sun Products are violating Cot'n Wash Inc.'s intellectual property by manufacturing and selling liquid unit dose laundry detergent. The unauthorized use of patented technology is prohibited by law. Cot'n Wash, Inc. is suing in order to protect its investment in its technology and its Dropps® liquid unit dose laundry detergent business.

Since 2006, the Dropps® brand has redefined convenience and sustainability in the laundry category. With a concentrated formula, the "toss and go" patented dissolvable pacs eliminate the heavy, messy jug from the laundry routine, and significantly reduces the traditional laundry detergent environmental footprint that results from the unnecessary waste of water, plastic and energy. Over 50 million Dropps have been sold in North America.

The lawsuit asserts that Henkel is violating Cot'n Wash, Inc.'s intellectual property by manufacturing and selling laundry products including Purex® UltraPacks™ Mountain Breeze and Purex® UltraPacks™ Free and Clear. The lawsuit also asserts that Sun Products is violating Cot'n Wash, Inc.'s intellectual property by manufacturing water-soluble liquid laundry packets under the All® Mighty Pacs™, All® Mighty Pacs™ Free and Clear, and Sunlight® Triple Clean Pacs™. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Sun is also supplying liquid water-soluble laundry packets to retailers, who sell the packets under their own brand names.

"Laws prohibiting patent infringement are there to protect innovative companies like Cot'n Wash, Inc. as well as the consumers who use our products," said Jonathan Propper, Cot'n Wash, Inc. President. "We will take all necessary actions to protect Cot'n Wash, Inc. and its shareholders from unlawful competitive practices, including infringement of our intellectual property rights."

About Cot'n Wash, Inc.

Cot'n Wash, Inc., a closely held private Pennsylvania corporation, is celebrating its 20th year of business having been founded in 1992. The Company's product line, Dropps®, consists of pre-measured laundry products. The Dropps® laundry detergent pac product, introduced in 2006, is based on the original Cot'n Wash liquid formula sold in bottles. Dropps® laundry detergent is packaged in a water-soluble film pac using patented, exclusive licensed technology. Cot'n Wash, Inc. has filed for a series of patents around unit dose technology and has developed an extensive line of laundry detergent and laundry additive products. Please visit www.dropps.com to learn more.

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