J&J Sues Red Cross over Trademark Breach Red Cross and health care giant Johnson & Johnson shared the red-cross symbol of relief for more than a century. But J&J is suing the Red Cross for trademark infringement, charging it is licensing the red-cross symbol to for-profit companies that sell medical equipment.
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J&J Sues Red Cross over Trademark Breach

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J&J Sues Red Cross over Trademark Breach

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J&J Sues Red Cross over Trademark Breach

J&J Sues Red Cross over Trademark Breach

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Red Cross and health care giant Johnson & Johnson shared the red cross icon of relief for more than a century. But J&J sued the Red Cross for trademark infringement. Back in 1895, J&J struck an agreement with the Red Cross to use the symbol on its commercial products. Now J&J says the Red Cross broke that agreement by licensing the red cross (displayed on battlefields and in natural disasters worldwide) to for-profit companies that sell medical equipment.