By Doug Macron

Marina Biotech this week moved to head off a court order that would prevent it from using its new name, asking a US District Court to reject a request for a preliminary injunction by microRNA drugs startup Mirina as part of a trademark dispute between the firms.

In court filings obtained by Gene Silencing News, Marina argued that the two companies' names are sufficiently different that they would not be confused by the savvy and educated players in the RNAi and miRNA spaces.

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