Optometrist Makes Antitrust Claims In CIBA IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 6:59 PM EDT) -- An optometrist who sells contact lenses online has fired back in a trademark infringement suit filed by CIBA Vision Corp., claiming the company has illegally restrained Internet sales by refusing to distribute to him, as an Internet vendor, in an effort to keep profits at a premium.

Dr. Joseph De Spirito lodged the counterclaims against CIBA on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, claiming the company refused to sell him contact lenses because he planned to sell them though a...
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