Judge: Misappropriation By Insureds For Theft Of Chemical Is Not Covered

(January 25, 2016, 2:39 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — Misappropriation of a product and its qualities is not the same as misappropriation of an advertising idea, style of business or trade dress, a Washington federal judge ruled Jan. 21, finding that alleged misappropriation for which a company seeks damage is for insureds’ theft of a formula and method of manufacture for the production of a chemical and resulting unfair competition (Evanston Insurance Co. v. Clartre, Inc. and Scott Clarke, No. 14-0085, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7289).

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