Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2022, 8:43 PM

Kaiser Wins Trademark Injunction Against Patient Data Company

Isaiah Poritz
Isaiah Poritz
Legal Reporter

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. won a preliminary injunction in California federal court against medical records company SureFile Filing Systems for attempting to sell patient data using Kaiser’s trademarks.

Kaiser is likely to succeed on the merits of its breach of contract and common law trademark counterclaims against SureFile, Judge Mark C. Scarsi of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said.

The California health care company demonstrated that SureFile had used marks including “Kaiser Permanente,” “KP HealthConnect,” and the “happy family” logo without permission on a website that advertised the sale of information about Kaiser patients. ...

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