Bayer Hit With Trademark Suit Over Alka-Seltzer Brand

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- Dietary supplements maker Nutraceutical Corp. filed a lawsuit in Utah federal court Thursday seeking a ruling that its "Alkamax" trademark does not infringe Bayer AG’s iconic Alka-Seltzer brand.

Nutraceutical and its U.S. subsidiary Nutramarks Inc. sued for declaratory judgment of noninfringement in response to a petition by Bayer’s U.S. subsidiary Bayer Healthcare LLC to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which seeks to have the Alkamax trademark canceled.

Nutramarks registered a trademark for Alkamax in August 2012, but Bayer contends the...
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