Beverage Cos. Spar Over 'Crunk Juce' Mark

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Beverage maker Solvi Brands LLC has gone on the offensive against United Brands Co. Inc., the maker of the Joose line of juice-flavored malt beverages, to secure a ruling that the logo for its newly launched CJ Crunk Juce alcoholic drinks does not infringe its competitor's trademarks.

Solvi filed the declaratory judgment complaint, authored by Barry Kramer and Michael R. Rizzo of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Michael A. Cicero of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, in the U.S. District Court for the...
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