Pfizer Sues 18 Online Vendors of "Generic" Lipitor

Law360, New York (September 3, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. has launched a second round of lawsuits against online vendors of Lipitor, targeting eighteen internet sites that claim to sell generic versions of the blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug.

All the lawsuits seek injunctions against further sales of "generic Lipitor" or "Lipitor generic" and claim damages for infringement of Pfizer's trademark rights.

The complaints also seek to remove references to Lipitor in advertising materials and to eliminate computer links that misdirect patients to illegal, unapproved products, Pfizer said on Friday.

In addition, Pfizer...
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