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Law360: Facing COVID-19 Scams, Companies Turn To Trademark Law

October 21, 2020

O’Melveny special counsel Scott Pink is quoted in this article, which discussed how business owners are employing federal trademark law to handle alleged coronavirus frauds.

One health care company sued a former employee after he claimed to still be a representative in order to sell diagnostic COVID-19 tests to company clients, Law360 reported. The case included breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, common law fraud, and Lanham Act violation claims.

“Federal trademark law provides a powerful weapon to combat COVID-19-related scams,” Pink said. “It enables a trademark owner to seek temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief to stop the wrongdoing, [and] courts have been willing to grant such relief.”

Law360 subscribers can read the full article here.