Red Bull files lawsuit against Rich Energy, Storey

Date published: July 18 2019

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Another day, another tweet from Rich Energy adding to their ongoing saga. They have tweeted to say Red Bull have filed a copyright infringement claim.

In a week that has seen Rich Energy claim they were no longer title sponsors of Haas (only for the American team to deny it), William Storey no longer chief executive after selling his majority stake and a subsequent rebrand to Lightning Volt, they are now facing a second copyright infringement claim.

Rich Energy tweeted early on Thursday to say that ‘Red Bull are taking William Storey to court’ even though the attached document names both Rich Energy and Storey as defendants.

The document reads: ‘The plaintiff alleges copyright infringement against the defendants in relation to the use of identical and similar symbols to those of the plaintiff’s well-known brands Red Bull and Gives you Wing in the advertising of their energy drinks.’

‘The second defendant is the executive director and director of the first defendant.’

Rich Energy have already lost one copyright claim recently, with UK courts ruling that Rich Energy’s stag logo infringed the copyright of British bicycle brand Whyte Bikes’ logo.

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