Merck KGaA Accuses Merck & Co. Of Facebook Ambush

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 6:33 PM EST) -- German drugmaker Merck KGaA told a New York state judge on Monday that its Facebook page had been taken over by unaffiliated American rival Merck & Co. Inc., and asked the court to force Facebook Inc. to explain what happened.

Merck KGaA said it made an agreement with the social networking giant in March 2010 giving it exclusive use of the www.facebook.com/merck page but that in October, when employees tried to sign in, the company discovered it no longer had access. The page was instead being...
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