s. Patents, Technology and Trademarks The company owns various U.S., Canadian and foreign trademarks, which are used individually or in conjunction with other Energizer trademarks. These include Eveready; Energizer; Energizer Max; Schick; Schick Hydro; Schick Hydro Silk; Wilkinson Sword; Intuition; Hydro; Quattro; Xtreme; Protector; Silk Effects; ST Slim Twin; Exacta; Edge; Skintimate; Personna; Capri; Matrix3; Magnum 5; Speed 3; Vogue; Dermablade; Banana Boat; Hawaiian Tropic; Coolzone; Sport Performance; Ultramist; Binky; Diaper Genie; Drop-Ins; Lil' Gripper; Coolster; Gentle Glide; Play On; 360° Protection & Design; HandSaver; Twist 'N Click & design; Ortho Pro; Sipster; Sport; VentAire; Wet Ones; Stayfree; Carefree; o.b.; the Energizer Bunny; and the Energizer Man character. The company also owns royalty-free licenses in perpetuity to the Playtex and Living trademarks in the United States, Canada and foreign jurisdictions related to certain feminine hygiene, baby care, gloves and other products, but excluding certain apparel related products. As of September 30, 2013, Energizer owned (directly or beneficially) approximately 1,450 unexpired United States patents, which have a range of expiration dates from October 2013 to March 2038, and had approximately 200 United States patent applications pending. The company routinely prepares additional patent applications for filing in the United States. The company also actively pursues foreign patent protection in various foreign countries. As of September 30, 2013, the company owned (directly or beneficially) approximately 3,500 foreign patents and had approximately 800 patent applications pending in foreign countries. Competition The company’s principal competitors in the wet shave business worldwide are The Procter & Gamble Company, which owns the Gillette brand; and Bic Group, which competes primarily in the disposable segment. The company’s competitors include The Procter & Gamble Company and Kimberly-Clark Corp. in feminine care; and Merck & Co., Inc. and Johnson & Johnson in skin care. The company’s principal battery competitors in the U.S. are Duracell International, Inc., a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company, and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Duracell and the Panasonic Corporation are significant competitors in South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. Governmental Regulation and Environmental Matters Certain of the company’s products are subject to regulation under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. History Energizer Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999. The company was incorporated in Missouri in 1999.
energizer holdings inc (EGZ:Berlin)
533 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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