OASIS to J&J: Acuvue Oasys is infringement

April 1, 2006

Glendora, CA?OASIS Medical filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (J&J) in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, alleging that the companies' use of the name OASYS infringes and dilutes OASIS Medical's trademark rights. Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. for its line of Acuvue contact lenses.

Glendora, CA-OASIS Medical filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (J&J) in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, alleging that the companies' use of the name OASYS infringes and dilutes OASIS Medical's trademark rights. Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. for its line of Acuvue contact lenses.

"Our company spent 18 years developing a reputation for itself under the name 'OASIS,' " said Norman Delgado, president of OASIS Medical. "J&J has adopted the same name for its new contact lenses, which, like OASIS' products, are designed for patients suffering from dry eye. Considering the impact this will have on our company, we believe that we must defend our trademarks and the use of them."

Introduced in August 2005, Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus is the first daily wear contact lens made from senofilcon A, a new silicone hydrogel material said to be 50% smoother than other silicone hydrogel lenses, according to the company.