Maker of RevitaLash®, Files Suit Against Allergan for Alleged Violations of Federal Antitrust and Trademark Laws

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Athena Cosmetics, Inc. today announced that on July 13, 2009, the company filed a Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims against Allergan, Inc., alleging violations of federal antitrust and trademark laws.

Athena Cosmetics, Inc. today announced that on July 13, 2009, it filed a Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims against Allergan, Inc., alleging violations of federal antitrust law, federal trademark law, and federal unfair competition law. The allegations are based in part on Allergan's conduct prior to and during its litigation of two pending patent infringement lawsuits. Now consolidated into one action, these lawsuits are pending against various manufacturers of eyelash enhancement products. Athena Cosmetics is the maker of RevitaLash® Eyelash Conditioner, a cosmetic product developed to enhance the appearance and beauty of natural eyelashes.

About Athena Cosmetics, Inc.
Athena Cosmetics, Inc. was established in November, 2006. RevitaLash® Eyelash Conditioner, the company's original cosmetic product, was created by ophthalmologist, Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D., as a gift for his wife while she was recovering from breast cancer in order to give her eyelashes renewed vitality and beauty. RevitaLash® has received an overwhelmingly positive response from women throughout the world. It can be found in more than 5,000 premium spas, salons, and physician's offices across the country and around the world. Other Athena Cosmetics products include Hair by Revitalash® and Mascara by Revitalash®. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, quality cosmetic products and embraces the spirit of philanthropy by supporting breast cancer research and education initiatives.

Reference: U.S. District Court, Central Division of California (1) SACV 07-1316 (2) SACV 09 0328.

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