Frontline Patent Infringement
We have had inquiries about the “generic” form of “Frontline Plus.” It turns out that there may be some actual law-breaking going on. Read the announcement below:
Merial announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reconfirmed the patentability of formulation claims covering Merial’s FRONTLINE® Plus. “The ultimate result is that we expect some of the products infringing the formulation claims to be removed from the market,” said Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black, Esq., Merial’s head of Intellectual Property.
As always, caveat emptor.
You may have wondered why I have such strong reservations about online and catalog pharmacies. Here is a case in which people blatantly took the formulation of an existing product and proceeded to illegally produce their own version. I trust the Merial company, and I purchase our Frontline Plus directly from them. That way I don’t have to worry about getting counterfeit product. I deal with a person I know and trust.
By purchasing your pet’s medications from your veterinarian you, too, are dealing with a person you know and trust with your pet’s safety.
In addition, you are keeping your business local, which is always appreciated.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.