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Medical Extrusion Technologies loses trademark bid

A U.S. trademark board last week shot down a bid by Medical Extrusion Technologies to trademark its name, ruling that the name is not distinct enough to trademark. MET applied to trademark its name for “polyurethanes in the form of sheets, films, pellets, granules, and tubes for use in the manufacture of medical devices, medical diagnostic devices, artificial vascular grafts, stents, pacemaker leads, artificial heart pump diaphragms, catheters, drug delivery devices, orthopedic and spinal implants, blood glucose monitors, and blood gas analyzers.” Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design &Outsourcing. The post Medical Extrusion Technologies loses trademark bid appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Legal News apollomedicalextrusiontechnologies U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Source Type: news

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