Energy Drink Co. Escapes Antitrust Claims In IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing a trademark suit brought by Innovation Ventures LLC, maker of 5-Hour Energy, has tossed antitrust counterclaims against the company, citing a failure to demonstrate actual injury from the alleged Sherman Act violations.

Bhelliom Enterprises Corp., maker of the competing shot 8-Hour Energy, fell short of showing that an allegedly fraudulent trademark obtained by Innovation hurt the defendant or changed the nature of the case, Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Wednesday....
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