BASF has maintained allegations dating back to April 2010, of patent infringement against MANA and CSI in regards to the Taurus ® SC brand. Both in the district and the appeal cases, MANA and CSI have all been favored in previous Court rulings.
In June 2011, Makhteshim Agan Industries' affiliate CSI launched sales of fipronil-based products under the brand names Taurus ® SC for the professional pest control market, and Prefurred ™ for companion animal use.
Fipronil is utilized for termite prevention and treatment, flea, ant and tick control, and as a broad-spectrum insecticide for crop markets in a variety of branded products throughout the world. The active ingredient is used in crop protection mainly for treatment of cotton, potatoes, rice and seed treatment in addition to broad uses for non-crop applications.
About Control Solutions, Inc.Control Solutions began as a family owned business in 1958 and is built on to the commitment of serving the professional pest control and retail markets. CSI has added product lines for the Industrial, Lawn and Garden, Animal Health and Biocide markets, and is working with 80 + distributors serving those markets. Control Solutions maintains relationships with chemical manufacturers worldwide and maintains a ready supply of products in numerous distribution warehouses across the U.S. Today our partnership with Makhteshim Agan Industries multiplies Control Solutions' agility in continuously adding new products to meet the needs of professionals and homeowners. The one constant since the beginning in 1958 is our mission focus: to seek out and distribute effective and economical solutions for our customers. About Makhteshim Agan Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and distributor worldwide of crop protection solutions and the largest off-patent player in the industry. The Company supplies efficient solutions to farmers that assist them in combating disease and increasing yields. In 2012, the Company's revenues were over $2.83 billion, and it is ranked seventh in the world in the overall agro-chemicals industry. The Company is characterized by its know-how, high-level technological-chemical abilities, expertise in product registration, and observance of strict standards of environmental protection, stringent quality control and global marketing and distribution channels. Makhteshim Agan Group sells its crop protection products in over 120 countries and together with its strategically located global manufacturing and distribution facilities delivers simplicity in agriculture around the globe.