Wright Accuses Arthrex Of Medical Device Trademark Ripoff

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 2:11 PM ET) -- Orthopedic device maker Wright Medical Technology Inc. on Thursday hit Arthrex Inc. with a suit in Delaware federal court, accusing its rival of misusing two foot reconstructive device trademarks to promote its own products and unfairly compete with Wright.

Arthrex has been using the tag “claw” and the term “Charlotte compression staple” on its webpages for its compression staples and compression plate devices for midfoot bone surgery, in an attempt to play off of Wright’s trademarks for its Claw compression plates and Charlotte compression screws, which...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wright Medical Technology Inc. v. Arthrex Inc.

Case Number

1:13-cv-00716

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Unassigned Judge

Date Filed

April 25, 2013

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