Celestial Seasonings Sues Tea Co. Over Sleepytime Mark

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Celestial Seasonings Inc. filed a trademark suit Tuesday in New York federal court claiming Mexican company Royal Tea SA de CV's Sleeping Time tea infringes on Celestial’s trademarks used on its Sleepytime herbal teas and dietary supplements.

In the complaint, Celestial and its parent company Hain Celestial Group accuse Royal Tea and certain distributors of willfully infringing on its Sleepytime trademarks by selling herbal teas in the U.S. under its Lagg brand with an eye towards deceiving consumers into buying products they believe are produced by...
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