Redline Coffee Sparks Trademark Spat

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of Redline energy drinks, is suing Redline Coffee LLC for infringing its trademark by selling a coffee under the Redline label which it advertises as “High Octane Fuel For Humans.”

Online sales of Redline Coffee are likely to cause confusion and deceive customers looking for Redline energy drinks, according to a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Vital allegedly submitted a cease-and-desist letter in 2009 advising Redline Coffee of possible infringement after the...
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