Sanofi-Aventis Sued Over Accomplia Trademark

Law360, New York (June 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A publisher of a medical news website has sued French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis Group in a dispute over the publisher’s right to use the name of Sanofi’s new obesity-fighting drug Accomplia.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by non-profit civil-liberty group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of Medical Week News, publishers of the medical news website AcompliaReport.com.

The lawsuit was filed after Sanofi-Aventis, the world's third largest pharmaceutical company, threatened Medical Week News with legal action...
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