LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Las Vegas man and his company were accused in a trademark infringement lawsuit Monday of selling creatine muscle-building compounds using another firm's name.
Albion Laboratories Inc. of Clearfield, Utah, filed the suit in U.S. District Court for Nevada against Muscle Foods Export LLC and that firm's manager, Tony Montana -- obviously no relation to the fictional "Scarface" character.
The suit charges Montana and his company sell vitamin and mineral supplements and in doing so have infringed on trademarks for Albion's CREATINE MAGNAPOWER product by offering products called "Creatine Magna Power" and "Creatine MagnaPower."
The defendants are accused of deceiving the public as to the origin and sponsorship of their goods and trying to trade upon and cash in on Albion's reputation for quality goods developed over the more than 11 years it has used the CREATINE MAGNAPOWER trademarks.
A message for comment on the allegations was left with Montana.