Hansen Loses Pep In Energy Drink Spat

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a setback for Hansen Natural Corp. in its trade dress suit, an appeals court has overturned a preliminary injunction that blocked rival National Beverage Corp. from selling its own line of energy drinks.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that Hansen’s Monster energy drinks were different from National’s Freek drinks and other drinks on the market, concluding that consumers would not likely be confused by the products.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had favored Hansen in...
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