Volume 94 Issue 4 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 25, 2016

Merck And Merck Slug It Out For The Name

Litigation: German company wins a round in a court battle over international use of Merck Name
Department: Business
Keywords: brand, litigation, infringing, pharmaceuticals

A decades-long tussle between Germany-based Merck KGaA and U.S.-based Merck & Co. over rights to the Merck name is intensifying.

In a recent legal battle between the two firms, England’s High Court has upheld Merck KGaA’s claim that Merck & Co. has been infringing its trademark rights by using the Merck name in the U.K. The court also ruled that Merck & Co.’s use of the Merck name on its global websites is directed at . . .

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