SOURCE: Ivera Medical Corporation

Ivera Medical Corporation

October 15, 2013 06:00 ET

Ivera Medical Corporation Sues Catheter Connections for False Advertising and Unfair Competition

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Ivera Medical Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, CA, filed suit against Catheter Connections for false advertising and unfair competition under the Federal Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), et al. and California Bus. & Prof. Code §17200, et seq. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Case No. 3:13-cv-2452W RBB.

The Ivera suit claims that the packaging for Catheter Connections' Dual Cap Solo product creates the false impression that Catheter Connections is the manufacturer of those products and makes them in Salt Lake City, Utah. The suit further states that Ivera has been damaged due to these acts of false advertising and unfair competition and will continue to suffer irreparable injury unless Catheter Connections' activities are enjoined.

"We are proud that our Curos products are actually made in the USA," said Bob Rogers, CEO of Ivera Medical. "Given the importance many facilities place on buying American-made products, especially in US Government hospitals like the VA and Department of Defense, it is just not acceptable to mislead customers about the manufacturer of a product like this."

About Ivera Medical

Ivera Medical Corporation, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce facility-acquired patient infections. Curos, manufactured in Carlsbad, CA, is the first disinfecting cap to be marketed in the U.S. and has received FDA's 510(k) market clearance. For more information about Curos and Ivera Medical, visit the website at www.curos.com