patent on merit

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,281

    Doe's anyone know if bayers patent on merit expires this year? It's a fine product but the cost is really getting out of control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    Good question..Anybody know?

    Is that why Bayer and FMC got together and created Allectus? So that they could have something under patent with Merit and Talstar?
     
  3. ALVW

    ALVW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Merit comes off patent in January '06. Look for new products this January called GARANT. Exact same formulations and label instructions.
     
  4. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Posts: 4,536

    Hooray!

    The patent has finally expired!

    I have been buying some of the Lesco branded product (forgot its name). Same price, but Lesco is willing to give 90 day terms on it.

    BTW, am I the only person that thinks that "agency pricing" is just a euphemism for price fixing?
     
  5. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Ding, ding, ding! The manufacturers dictate end-user pricing under this arrangement. If a supplier wants to sell the product, they are required by contract to sell at the manufacturer's set price.....
     
  6. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Posts: 4,536

    If the days after the patent expiration on Merit are anything like they were when Roundup went off patent then good days they are a comin'

    Especially if the pricing structure in place for preventive grub control applications for most LCO's remains intact.
     

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