FMC Corporation (FMC) recently announced the Mexican Federal Court of Administrative
Justice, Specialized Court in Intellectual Property, has granted FMC and its Mexico operations a preliminary injunction against Rainbow Agro Sciences, S.A. De C.V. for patent infringement, according to a release. This is in relation to the registration of chlorantraniliprole and chlorantraniliprole-containing products in Mexico. Chlorantraniliprole is an insecticide ingredient in Rynaxypyr active, FMC’s product.
The Federal Committee for Protection from Sanitary Risks is ordered in the preliminary
injunction to prohibit the import and export of chlorantraniliprole from Rainbow. This includes both importing and exporting from Mexico and currently “denies Rainbow any registration for formulated products that contain chlorantraniliprole,” according to the release.
“We are pleased with the Court’s decision, which reflects its understanding of the urgency of this matter and the importance of using genuine, registered crop protection technologies on farms in Mexico,” said Michael Reilly, FMC executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. “The principles decided by the Court are significant for future infringement actions and reinforce FMC’s confidence in protecting and enforcing its patents around the world. Our intellectual property rights are an essential tool to drive innovation and continued significant investment in new crop protection solutions.”