Mixed Chicks Sues Sally Beauty Supply

EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Here's the tea...

This just in: one of the most beloved haircare lines for naturally curly women and kids, Mixed Chicks, just filed suit against Sally Beauty Supply. The reason? Mixed Chicks is claiming that the mega beauty chain's new hair line, Mixed Silk, is infringing on the their trademark. They're also alleging that Sally Beauty Supply is using the Mixed Chicks logo on its website to direct consumers to their infringing products...

Mixed Chicks Co-Founder Kim Etheredge has this to say: "We've worked hard to build the reputation of the Mixed Chicks product as one of high quality. We want our clients to know that the Mixed Silk products have no connection with our products, and Mixed Chicks has not endorsed or authorized them." We're fans of both Mixed Chicks and Sally Beauty Supply, and hope that they reach an agreement soon!

Read more: Black Hair: Mixed Chicks Sues Sally Beauty Supply Stores Over Trademark Infringement - Essence.com
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  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    Hmmmm...:scratch:
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  • moosegrl_86moosegrl_86 Posts: 403Registered Users
    Sigh.....:laughing6::laughing4:
    Whoop whoop! :hello1:
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  • LolaKinkzLolaKinkz Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    Good for them, Doubt they win but hey worth the try.
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  • chicacanelachicacanela Posts: 184Registered Users
    "We want our clients to know that the Mixed Silk products have no connection with our products.."

    Really now? Then why are you suing them? Word it better you guys. Same advice goes for Sally's. Mixed Silk isn't only a nonsensical, baffling name, but a clear rip off of another title. Had they called it something else in the first place, this kerfluffle could have been avoided all together.

    This is really annoying to me for some reason. I happen to love mixed silk. Mixed Chicks's practices as of late have caused me to raise an eyebrow.
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    Doesn't Sally's have other knock off hair product brands? Did those other brands sue Sally's?
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CocoT wrote: »
    Doesn't Sally's have other knock off hair product brands? Did those other brands sue Sally's?

    See, this is what confuses me. I can see both sides of it. On one side I'm like, okaaaay, so Sally copies everyone, so why you mad? But on the other side, when you look at the other brands they copy (Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, Nexxus, etc) these are usually big name corporate owned brands, so I doubt that the knock offs are really cutting into their money, because the people who buy them are most likely still going to buy the salon brand. However, since Mixed Chicks is a smaller brand, the Mixed Silk line may be cutting into their profits, especially due to their errr...target demographic. The only case (and difference) I can see Mixed Chicks having is that with these others brand Sally uses their GVP line in plain bottles, while Mixed Silk also copies the visual aesthetic of Mixed Chicks.

    Oh, and now that I think of it...let Sally try to copy one of my staple brands, like Oyin or CJ...I think I might go into the store and destroy the display, then run out, or buy it all up. I can't decide which route I would take.
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  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :laughing6:

    omg, foxy totally beat me to it... whew

    well, is this one allowed?

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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LOL I love that gif but you betta take it down before Gretchen sees it!
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Presto! wrote: »

    :laughing6:
    LOL I love that gif but you betta take it down before Gretchen sees it!

    Please. Please. LOL sry but I have to take it down.
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oppression!!! :laughing5:
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  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Presto! wrote: »

    :laughing6:
    LOL I love that gif but you betta take it down before Gretchen sees it!

    Please. Please. LOL sry but I have to take it down.

    you're too quick!! :lol:

    is the textless version permitted?
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Presto! wrote: »
    Presto! wrote: »

    :laughing6:
    LOL I love that gif but you betta take it down before Gretchen sees it!

    Please. Please. LOL sry but I have to take it down.

    you're too quick!! :lol:

    is the textless version permitted?

    @Elle: Leave me alone!!! LOL

    @Presto: Yeah it is
  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    I've never heard of Mixed Silk but now I wanna try it.
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    Whatever!!! Lol

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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    well now i wanna now what gif presto had to take down lol. i can't even think about this lawsuit situation now.
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  • LanishaLanisha Posts: 467Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wonder why the GVP are allowed. Maybe they could get away with if it were labled as a GVP. They might make some serious bank if the ingredients were exactly the same.
  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    well now i wanna now what gif presto had to take down lol. i can't even think about this lawsuit situation now.

    it was just the ubiquitous Bad Boys, 'Poop Just Got Real' gif with the text shown..

    had no clue it was so transgressive. live & learn i guess.:salut:
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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wrong thread...
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    I knew that they would sue as soon as I hear the name mixed silk...I didn't know that they were using their TM though...that's not cool
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LOL Mixed Chicks. U mad? :sad3:
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    coilynapp wrote: »
    I knew that they would sue as soon as I hear the name mixed silk...I didn't know that they were using their TM though...that's not cool

    I have been looking for actual proof of this ALL day! Yes, I'm nosy. I can't see Sally being that stupid and if I had seen it, I definitely would have pulled out an, "Ooooh chile..." because I would have known the Mixed Chicks was about the bust them with a lawsuit. They only said, "comparable to Mixed Chicks" in their ads I've seen, which isn't illegal. So I'm not sure how true that claim is...
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    LOL Mixed Chicks. U mad? :sad3:

    Bwahahahaha!

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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's nothing unique or the bomb bout Mixed Chicks. That's how you get copied. Lol!
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Posts: 1,494Registered Users
    LolaKinkz wrote: »
    Good for them, Doubt they win but hey worth the try.
    OMG hi Lola! It's Vida Starr here!

    and anyway, ummm....

    I dunno if Sally's did anything wrong tho to warrant the Law Suit.
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  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    Well dang...no sympathy at all for MC?

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  • LiyahLiyah Posts: 118Registered Users
    Well dang...no sympathy at all for MC?

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    Not from me.

    Have these chicks ever been to WalMart? WalMart has copy of every single product they sell! Same bottles and all!

    Do you see those companies going after WalMart? No.

    And Mixed Chicks needs to go sit down somewhere...seriously. All Sally's had to do was get the same generic base as them that's it, that's not illegal.

    If someone wants to try Mixed Chicks, they will go get Mixed Chicks.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    I knew that they would sue as soon as I hear the name mixed silk...I didn't know that they were using their TM though...that's not cool

    I have been looking for actual proof of this ALL day! Yes, I'm nosy. I can't see Sally being that stupid and if I had seen it, I definitely would have pulled out an, "Ooooh chile..." because I would have known the Mixed Chicks was about the bust them with a lawsuit. They only said, "comparable to Mixed Chicks" in their ads I've seen, which isn't illegal. So I'm not sure how true that claim is...
    I see!!!

    I'm nosey too but don't care abt MC at all. They just mad because someone copied them and is making MORE money on said copy than them....LOL

    eta: I don't think sally's would be that stupid to use their tm. Sally's been in business for a while, they wouldn't be that dumb...maybe a new small business would be that dumb 9and I've seen it LOL) not Sally's though
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  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    Are the ingredients identical? That Mixed Silk dc smelled like triple YUCK.

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  • LiyahLiyah Posts: 118Registered Users
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    These aren't the same...

    Ingredients: Mixed Silk: WATER ,CETYL ALCOHOL ,BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,GLYCOL STEARATE ,AMODIMETHICONE ,GLYCOL DISTEARATE ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,PEG-75 LANOLIN ,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ,ROSA CANINA SEED ,SODIUM PCA ,CITRIC ACID ,BENZOPHENONE-4 ,CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,TRIDECETH-12 ,DMDM HYDANTOIN ,METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE ,FRAGRANCE ,ALPHA ISOMETHYL IONONE ,BENZYL BENZOATE ,BENZYL SALICYLATE ,HEXYL CINNAMAL ,LINALOOL

    Mixed Chicks: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Octamethylcylotetraxiloxane, Safflower Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate and C14-18 Perfluoroalkyethyl Thiohydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride and Benzoic Acid and Glycereth - 2 Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance
  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    I knew that they would sue as soon as I hear the name mixed silk...I didn't know that they were using their TM though...that's not cool

    I have been looking for actual proof of this ALL day! Yes, I'm nosy. I can't see Sally being that stupid and if I had seen it, I definitely would have pulled out an, "Ooooh chile..." because I would have known the Mixed Chicks was about the bust them with a lawsuit. They only said, "comparable to Mixed Chicks" in their ads I've seen, which isn't illegal. So I'm not sure how true that claim is...
    I see!!!

    I'm nosey too but don't care abt MC at all. They just mad because someone copied them and is making MORE money on said copy than them....LOL

    eta: I don't think sally's would be that stupid to use their tm. Sally's been in business for a while, they wouldn't be that dumb...maybe a new small business would be that dumb 9and I've seen it LOL) not Sally's though

    I can't see Sally's using their trademark. They're a real corporate identity...with lawyers, folks who work at desks, brick and mortar buildings, the whole nine. It's not some "lemonade stand" operation.

    I don't care about Mixed Chicks. Sorry. Never tried the products...never will. The name turns me off. It's just another vehicle for division among people of color. No time. Plus, I still remember how they handled that "teamlightskin" fiasco, some months ago.
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