HY-OL® is introduced and registered for a patent
On March 29, 1955, Dr. Michael Babor registered his HY-OL® under reference number 684791 at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in Munich. The registration became legally binding at the end of the year. As a result, it was possible to start using the registered name as a wordmark on 31 December 1955. The hydrophilic (water-friendly) facial cleanser was an innovative product that provided the basis for BABORs extraordinary development as a company. The HY-OL name is still protected today.