Drilling Fluids Maker Says Rival Ran Smear Campaign

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT) -- MacDermid Offshore Solutions LLC, which makes a line of water-based hydraulic fluids for offshore oil and gas development, on Monday sued competitor Niche Products Ltd. in Texas federal court claiming Niche violated the Lanham Act by using purloined trade secrets and false testing results in an advertising campaign maligning MacDermid’s products.

In the suit, filed in Texas' Southern District, MacDermid claims a former employee misappropriated information and trade secrets from MacDermid in order to create the defamatory marketing statements about its products sold under the trade...
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