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In blade war, Gillette cuts down Wilkinson in German court


FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - A German court dealt a blow to razor maker Wilkinson Sword on Thursday by saying it must stop selling blades that fit on rival Gillette's Mach 3 model.Wilkinson's blades, which can sell for 30 percent less than Gillette's, infringe the Procter & Gamble subsidiary's patent rights, a regional court in Duesseldorf said in a statement, backing a lower court ruling made last year.But Wilkinson's owner Edgewell Personal Care said after the verdict that the patent at issue expires on Feb. 13 and that it was confident Thursday's ruling would be nullified in Germany's ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:37 IST