A man was sentenced to seven years in prison over counterfeit energy drinks.
The man, Walid Jamil, was a member of an operation that sold counterfeit versions of the energy drink 5-Hour Energy. He was in charge of designing and printing cardboard boxes that resembled authentic 5-Hour Energy products. Furthermore, he had authentic bottle sleeves illegally reproduced.
Jamil was charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, to commit criminal copyright infringement, and to introduce misbranded food into commerce.
The US District Court that sentenced him also ordered Jamil to pay more than €500.000,00 in damages.
Yes, people. Trademark infringement is not to be taken lightly. Better put your energy to better use.