Johnson & Johnson sues Red Cross over logo

Pharma heavyweight Johnson & Johnson has sued the American Red Cross for the non-profit's decision to license its distinctive logo to for-profit companies that sell medical equipment. JNJ has had a deal with the Red Cross to use the logo on its own products since 1895, but the objects to the not-for-profit's recent licensing deals.

There's no word yet on whether the Swiss government faces a similar legal battle.

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- Listen to this report from NPR's Morning Edition. Audio
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