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Bayer Is Still Fighting 'Flanax,' More Than A Decade Later

Law360 (April 26, 2019, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Nearly 12 years after first filing a case, Bayer AG is still fighting with a small company that the pharma giant says is using "Flanax" — the Mexican brand name for Aleve — to dupe Mexican-American consumers. With another appeals court ruling looming, here’s a quick refresher.

12 Years?!

All the way back in 2007, Bayer AG filed a case at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against a company called Belmora LLC, asking the board to revoke a trademark registration the smaller firm had secured two years earlier for the word “Flanax.”

Bayer has spent years trying to stop a...

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

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3840 Trademark

Date Filed

October 9, 2018

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