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Troutman Sanders Counsels Living Proof, Inc. in Acquisition by Unilever


NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2017 – Troutman Sanders recently advised its client Living Proof Inc., the innovative premium hair care business renowned for solving hair problems through the use of breakthrough science, on its acquisition by Unilever. The acquisition was announced in a press release on December 16, 2016 and is expected to close in Q1 2017, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Through the deal, Living Proof will be added to Unilever’s Prestige portfolio, which includes brands such as Dermalogica, Kate Somerville, Murad and REN.

Troutman Sanders helped develop Living Proof’s hair care patent portfolio by providing patent drafting, prosecution and portfolio management support. Troutman Sanders also counseled Living Proof on the patent-related aspects of the acquisition. Troutman Sanders congratulates Living Proof on the acquisition.

Troutman Sanders associate Sujatha Vathyam represented Living Proof.

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