In a lawsuit filed last month, 3M said Performance Supply Co. in Englishtown, New Jersey, falsely claimed to be an authorized 3M distributor and improperly used 3M logos. Performance Supply tried to sell 7 million masks to New York City’s Office of Citywide Procurement for $45 million, almost six times the regular cost, but the deal failed after the city contacted 3M.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge
3M said in a statement that it’s pleased with the ruling and that its lawsuits seek to stop “unlawful and unethical behavior seeking to take advantage of this crisis.”
Performance Supply couldn’t be reached for comment.
3M has been using trademark protections to
The case is 3M Co. v. Performance Supply Co., 20-cv-02949, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).
(Adds 3M comment)
To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Steve Stroth, Anthony Lin
© 2020 Bloomberg L.P. All rights reserved. Used with permission.