5-Hour Energy Drink Makers Seek Trade Secret Protection in Tennessee
The companies that make 5-Hour Energy have reportedly expanded a quest to keep their recipe from disclosure by seeking the application of a Tennessee law protecting trade secrets to requests made by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and state attorney general for all of the product’s ingredients and their amounts. Information about the suit that Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures filed in Oregon seeking the same relief appears in Issue 488 of this Update. Thirty-three states have launched an investigation into 5-Hour Energy, which purportedly contains more caffeine and other stimulant ingredients than other similar products. See The Tennessean, June 24, 2013.