Menstrual Cups

Lunette copies?

I’ve seen some speculation that the Green Donna cup is essentially an exact copy of the Lunette, but being made cheaply in China.

greendonna

The Lunette company certainly thinks so, and made a statement to this fact in a menstrual cup community on Live Journal

“Hello all,

Although it’s not our policy to comment in different forums but this subject is too important for us not to comment 🙂

Some of you might already be aware of the situation with Lunette and Green Donna and the fact that Green Donna seems to be exact copy of our cup. It actually is our illegal Chinese copy and therefore we would like to know if you find out any information of the Green Donna, especially the places where it’s sold and who is selling them. The company behind Green Donna is violating our ipr-rights so this matter is really important for us. You can send an email to us to info@lunette.fi

Thanks a lot for your help!

Kind regards,
Heli from Lunette Finland office”

http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/2150799.html

Also, it seems MPower is also considered to be too similar to the Lunette, with Heli from Lunette posting this:

“Lunette was the first menstrual cup sold in South Africa and around year after we started to sell there, Mpowercup was launched. We knew that it was our cup that was the base for it and we have seen the designer even saying in the forums that “I actually copied the Lunette exactly so the size difference should be marginal”. We didn’t mind about that too much since South Africa wasn’t never a big market for us but now their cups were sold in the EU which is still our main market. Therefore we asked Teresa to stop selling them (as a importer her company is responsible for the product in the EU) because we (and our lawyers) believe that Mpowercup is violating our intellectual property rights such as our model protection.”

Read the entire statement here – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=12568096&id=262280740292&comments or it’s reproduced here for those anti-facebookers 🙂 – http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/2212344.html

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May 23, 2010 Posted by | news | , , , | Leave a comment

Green Donna

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These cups are no longer available
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greendonna

www.greendonna.com | http://br.greendonna.com
(neither website is available any more)

Country of origin: Brazil
Composition: Medical Grade Silicone
Sizes: 1 (small) 2 (large)
Dimensions:  Size 1 = 41 mm diameter, 47mm without stem.  72 mm length total,  25mm stem.  Size 2 = 45 mm diameter, 52mm without stem, 72mm length total, 20mm stem.
Capacity: Size 1 = 22ml to airholes, 25 ml to rim.  Size 2 = 26mls to airholes, 30 ml to rim.
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $60 Brazilian Dollars [Currency Converter]
Guarantee: Unknown
Been around since: Unknown (early 2009?)
Other Details: Allegedly an exact copy of the Lunette cup.  It appears to have been completely removed from sale.

March 26, 2009 Posted by | The Cups | , , , | 9 Comments