By Doug Macron

Marina Biotech and Mirina have settled their trademark dispute over the similarity of their names, with each company agreeing to drop all claims and counterclaims and bear their own attorney fees and court costs.

Specific terms of the settlement were not made public, but Marina President and CEO Michael French confirmed to Gene Silencing News that his company would continue to use its name and that “no compensation was exchanged between the parties.”

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