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Allergan Wins Order Blocking Sales of Merz’s Botox Competitor

Allergan Inc., the maker of Botox injections for frown lines, won a court order blocking Merz Pharma GmbH from selling a rival cosmetic product after Allergan claimed its trade secrets were stolen.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford in Santa Ana, California, yesterday issued an injunction against Merz following a trial without a jury. Guilford, in a ruling from a bench, said his written findings and conclusions will be released March 9 with an order that will specify the length and terms of the injunction.