Beauty, Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Conkle, Kremer & Engel provides full service legal counseling and representation for clients in the beauty, cosmetics and personal care products industry.

CK&E handles intellectual property matters in the United States and throughout the world using its network of international correspondent lawyers. In addition to registration work, CK&E litigates claims over trademarks, trade dress, patents and copyrights. CK&E obtains injunctions to stop counterfeiting, infringement, dilution and diversion.

CK&E attorneys advise beauty industry clients in distributor and vendor relations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and control and ownership, partnership issues, finance, insurance rights, contract and fraud issues, intellectual property, brand protection, product counterfeiting, gray market and parallel import product diversion, trade secret, sales commission issues, contractor and employment relations, antitrust issues and regulatory compliance.

CK&E routinely guides beauty industry clients through strategies for compliance with Proposition 65 and other treacherous federal and California regulatory schemes such as California’s Organic Products Act, Safe Cosmetics Act, Green Chemistry Initiative and Safer Consumer Products Regulations, and California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA)’s Air Resources Board regulations. CK&E also provides legal guidance with respect to compliance with the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.

CK&E is an active member of the Personal Care Products Council. Over the years, CK&E has provided legal expertise to the PCPC and its member companies by presenting at conferences organized by the PCPC on legal and regulatory matters, as well as representing many PCPC member companies. CK&E has also been a frequent sponsor of conferences organized by the PCPC and has participated in numerous events hosted by the PCPC.

CK&E attorneys are also regular lecturers for the Beauty Industry Market Access (BIMA) program, an intensive five-week international trade and business education program for beauty companies, sponsored by the Center for International Trade Development.

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