Walgreen Seeks To Toss Wal-Vert Trademark Ruling

Law360, New York (October 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Walgreen Co. has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn an administrative ruling finding that the name of the pharmacy chain's discount allergy medicine Wal-Vert is confusingly similar to Wyeth's Alavert.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Walgreen claims the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision Aug. 5 to uphold Wyeth's opposition to the Wal-Vert trademark registration was wrong.

Walgreen sells close to a dozen other private-label products with the prefix “Wal” that, like Wal-Vert, are similar...
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