Author: Georgina Caldwell

The Estee Lauder Companies announces promotion of Bari Seiden-Young

The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the promotion of Bari Seiden-Young to SVP Global Corporate Communications, Citizenship and Sustainability, effective immediately. Seiden-Young will take on responsibility for overseeing communications for Lauder’s Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability organization in her new role, as well as designing and executing global programs to bring the Company Archives to a broader set of key global stakeholders. “I am thrilled that Bari Seiden-Young will be leading our citizenship and sustainability communications,” said Alexandra Trower, EVP, Global Communications. “Bari’s expertise and deep understanding of The Estee Lauder Companies’ commitment to giving back in the communities...


Chanel prevails in UK trademark battle over Coco name

Chanel has successfully prevented a Vietnamese company from registering CocoGoodsCo as a trademark in the UK, according to a report published by the World Intellectual Property Review. The UK Intellectual Property Office agreed with the French luxury brand that Luong Quoi Coconut’s mark infringed Chanel’s ‘Coco’ trademark in class 3, covering soaps, shampoo, deodorant and perfume. “Of the three components that make up the holder’s mark, it is the COCO component that clearly bears the greatest weight in its trademark message,” the IPO ruled, per the World Intellectual Property Review. However, the Vietnamese retailer was allowed to use the...


Watch out Alibaba! Qoo10 to launch blockchain site across South-East Asia

Singapore’s biggest e-commerce company is harnessing blockchain technology to launch an e-commerce site across the South-East Asian region that could give Alibaba a run for its money, according to a report published by The Malaysian Reserve. QuuBe as the marketplace is known, will not charge merchants fees to list products on the site thanks to efficiencies made owing to the use of distributed ledger technology. The platform already boasts some 2.3 million products from more than 5,000 vendors. “There hasn’t been any radical innovation in the e-commerce industry – with services largely resembling one another,” Ku Young-bae, the brains...


Khiron Life Sciences announces clinical research partnership with Colombian hospital

Khiron Life Sciences has announced that it has entered into an agreement with a prominent Colombian research hospital to explore the potential of medical cannabis to support treatment of  dermatological conditions. Centro Dermatologico Federico Lleras Acosta (CDFLLA) will support Khiron in performing studies on the cosmetics and cosmeceutical products it manufactures as well as studying the potential of the ingredient as a supportive therapy for skin conditions. “A growing number of healthcare professionals believe that medical cannabis provides significant benefits for patients suffering from a range of dermatological conditions,” said Dr Claudia Rojas, Director of CDFLLA. “Khiron and CDFLLA...


California’s Toxic Free Cosmetics Act delayed until 2020

A bill that aims to ban the sale of cosmetics containing ‘toxic’ substances such as formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, triclosan, parabens and phthalates (among other nasties) in California has been postponed until at least 2020, according to a report published by Chemical Watch. The Toxic Free Cosmetics Act was delayed after it became plain at a committee hearing that it would not gain the votes it would need to pass through the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. The bill will be amended to address concerns that the evidence of harm for some of these ingredients, most notably...