February 3, 2016

Workman Nydegger Represents Merit Medical in Trademark Victory

By: Paige White

SALT LAKE CITY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 – Workman Nydegger recently succeeded in obtaining judgment in favor of Merit Medical Systems Inc. (“Merit Medical”) in a trademark case filed in 2014 by Merit Healthcare International, Inc. dba Merit Pharmaceutical (“Merit Pharmaceutical”).

Merit Pharmaceutical sued Merit Medical in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for a declaratory judgment of no trademark infringement, and for cancellation of the “MERIT” and “MERIT MEDICAL” trademark registrations, as well as six other Merit trademark registrations.  After a year and a half of hard-fought litigation and three amendments to the original complaint by Merit Pharmaceutical, the Workman team, consisting of Brent Lorimer, David Todd, and David Johnson obtained a dismissal of the Third Amended Complaint and judgment in favor of Merit Medical.   “Our team is delighted to have obtained this result for Merit. We are grateful to all of those at Merit who provided invaluable input,” stated Workman Nydegger Shareholder Brent Lorimer.

Founded over 30 years ago, Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property (IP) law and complex litigation.  The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law and complex litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and ANDA litigation, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy.