Importer Strikes Back In 'Gray Market' Red Bull Case

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Wheeler Trading Inc. has mounted a slew of defenses in a Section 337 action filed by Red Bull GmbH and U.S. unit Red Bull North America Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission accusing several importers of infringing Red Bull's intellectual property by importing “gray market” versions of the company's signature energy drink.

Wheeler, which lodged its answer and defenses Sept. 29, was one of several importers added to the complaint in August after Red Bull said it acquired new information about alleged infringers.

Austria-based Red...
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