OGDEN, UTAH, June 5, 2007 - The United States District Court for the District of Utah ruled that Mineral Resources International (MRI) committed trademark infringement and unfair competition by continuing to use trademarks owned by Trace Minerals Research (TMR) after TMR terminated its license agreement with MRI in March 2005. In granting partial summary judgment to TMR, the Court ruled that MRI violated the license agreement "on several occasions" after TMR terminated its license, including when it used the TMR trademark ConcenTrace(R) on its website and continued to use ConcenTrace as a "metatag" to divert internet traffic to its website. TMR filed this lawsuit citing trademark infringement and misuse of intellectual property in July 2006.
Trace Minerals Research (www.traceminerals.com) markets and distributes essential minerals harvested from Utah's Great Salt Lake for supplement use. 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.
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