OGDEN, UTAH, September 20, 2006 - Trace Minerals Research, a leading provider of mineral-based supplements for more than 35 years, has taken legal action against Mineral Resources International for trademark infringement and misuse of the company's intellectual property. Trace Minerals Research previously had a supply relationship with Mineral Resources International that was formally terminated in May 2006. Since ending this supply agreement, Trace Minerals Research has established an exclusive partnership with Salt Lake Minerals that allows the company to guarantee a consistent source of the highest quality food grade minerals extracted from Utah's Great Salt Lake.
"Although steps were taken over the past year to reach a resolution without having to resort to litigation, our negotiations with Mineral Resources International were not successful and official legal action was taken in July 2006," stated Matt Kilts, partner, Trace Minerals Research. "This legal action in no way impacts our ability to continue to provide our customers with the trusted quality products they have come to expect from us."
Trace Minerals Research (www.traceminerals.com), founded in 1969, is the original marketer and distributor of essential minerals harvested from Utah's Great Salt Lake for supplement use. Today, the company uses these naturally balanced, naturally occurring minerals as the basis for all products in its brand product line. Extensive research supports the need to keep minerals in proper balance throughout the body in order to achieve optimal health. Trace Minerals Research is focused solely on servicing the natural products industry, and the company's complete line of superior quality nutritional supplements is backed by a "Feel the Difference or Your Money Back" guarantee.