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BASF sues Cheminova and MAI over fipronil

BASF has filed separate lawsuits against Cheminova and Makhteshim-Agan Industries (MAI) in the US over “imminent infringement” of certain BASF patents relating to the manufacture of the insecticide, fipronil. BASF filed the suits after discovering that the companies were preparing to sell generic fipronil-based termiticides in violation of BASF patents, the company says. BASF markets fipronil as Termidor for termite control.



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