Zicam Maker Targeted In IP Suit Over Cold Remedy

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The maker of the cold medication Zicam is facing a lawsuit from a former licensing partner who claims that the quick-melting zinc tablets sold under the Zicam brand name infringe both a patent and the trademarked term “RapidMelt.”

Capricorn Pharma Inc. lodged an amended complaint against Matrixx Initiatives Inc. and its subsidiary Zicam LLC on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

In addition to allegations of patent and trademark infringement, Capricorn accused Zicam of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets,...
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