Vitaminwater Not Endorsed By Vicki Roberts, Owner of I Rest My Case Trademark, Despite Portrayal By Basketball Player LeBron James

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Trademark owner of I Rest My Case for legal services, dolls, and clothing not an endorser of Vitaminwater as touted by basketball great LeBron James.

Despite the portrayal by LeBron James of a defense attorney in a court room exclaiming "I Rest My Case" in Glaceau/Coca Cola's ad for Vitaminwater, there has been no such endorsement by the owner of the trademark "I Rest My Case." Vicki Roberts (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2399449/), a high profile attorney, actress, and producer, owns the trademark for legal services, dolls, and clothing, and it is prominently displayed on her website, located at http://www.restmycase.com and http://www.irestmycase.com .

In the now famous ad, basketball superstar LeBron James touts Vitaminwater, the Glaceau (now Coca Cola) product, and plays the part of a defense attorney in the courtroom defending his client, and at the conclusion he affirmatively states, "I Rest My Case." The phrase is the anchor to the ad, which appears to demonstrate that drinking Vitaminwater will result in success in, among other areas, the courtroom arena.

Vicki Roberts (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2399449/) registered her trademark for the phrase for legal services in 2007 for usage that dates back to at least 1999. "It has been the hallmark of my professional career for quite some time," states Roberts. "When I first saw the ad, the first thing that entered my mind was that I had never endorsed the product; indeed, I had never even heard of the product until watching the ad." In fact, a colleague of Roberts expressed concern that the ad implied that she endorsed the product and that it put Roberts at the mercy of Glaceau and Coca Cola as to whether or not she would be portrayed in a favorable or unfavorable light in that or future ad campaigns.

Many people recognize Vicki Roberts (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2399449/) from her various appearances on television and in film, and she has been quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide. When asked about the prominence of her trademarked phrase used in the Vitaminwater ad, Roberts commented, "I want to make it clear that I am in no way affiliated with this product, and I don't want anyone coming to the erroneous conclusion that I in any way endorsed this product, as I have no knowledge of its efficacy on any level."

For more information about Vicki Roberts (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2399449/), please visit her website at http://www.restmycase.com , her page on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) at Vicki Roberts (II - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2399449/), or please contact her publicist at kismetproductions@hotmail.com.

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