Illumina last week filed a suit against Illumavista Biosciences, accusing the 3-year-old Madison, Wis.-based array firm of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false designation or origin.

Illumina filed its suit on Nov. 27 in the US District for the Western District of Wisconsin. In it, Illumina alleges that the defendant is "deliberately and willfully" using the name Illumavista to "pass its SNAP microarray technology and bioinformatics data analysis services off as those of Illumina."

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