UnitedHealth Accused Of Misusing Hospital Group's Mark

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT) -- University HealthSystem Consortium, which represents academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals, sued health insurance provider UnitedHealth Group Inc. in Illinois federal court Tuesday over UnitedHealth's alleged misuse of the “UHC” mark.

UHC claims UnitedHealth's use of the “UHC” mark in connection with its health care-related services has confused customers and health care professionals. UHC says because the insurer has adopted the mark as its own, it has been sent confidential patient information intended for UnitedHealth.

UHC also claims UnitedHealth's unauthorized use of its mark has...
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