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Local system battles rival to keep name
U.S. Health Corp., Central Ohio's largest health-care system, is battling a national managed-care giant to retain the most basic and probably most valuable aspect of its corporate identity - its name.
The parent company of Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals and U.S. Health HMO is appealing a federal lawsuit filed in June 1995 by similarly named U.S. Healthcare Inc.
Through that lawsuit, the Pennsylvania-based HMO won a preliminary injunction prohibiting the local health system from marketing its own product under the name U.S. Health HMO.
In addition to the appeal, U.S. Health has filed a counterclaim seeking cancellation of the rival HMO's trademark.
The 6th U.S. Circuit …