Red Bull 'Gray Market' Blitz Continues With New Suit

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 2:07 PM EDT) -- Red Bull GmbH has filed another trademark, copyright and unfair competition lawsuit, this time against a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based distributor accused of importing “gray market” versions of the Austria-based energy drink giant's beverages into the U.S.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, says Central Supply Inc. imports and distributes Red Bull energy drink products that are "materially different" from U.S. Red Bull drinks.

The drinks are different in many ways, the lawsuit says, "for example, the gray...
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