Two companies accused of trying to cash in on the popular Taiwanese Tao Ti brand by falsely selling a drink under its name are seeking compensation in a dispute over trademark rights. The move follows a raid last month in which customs officers seized more than 93,000 bottles of what they said were fake Tao Ti drinks from five wholesale outlets. But the makers of those drinks, Rosa Foods and Eiseki International, claim in a writ that they are the rightful manufacturers and distributors of Tao Ti drinks - and not their rivals, Tao-Ti International and Telford International. At the time of the raids, customs officials named the trademark owner in Taiwan as Tao-Ti International. Tao Ti green tea is a popular drink in Hong Kong and is endorsed by Canto-pop king Andy Lau Tak-wah. It is promoted as a health drink and its ingredients include water, green tea, jasmine, sugar and honey. The writ claims the seized items were 'genuine Tao-Ti products' and not fake merchandise. It also claims the raids were the result of complaints filed by Telford to the Customs and Excise Department. Rosa Foods and Eiseki International also complain that statements made by Telford and, unwittingly, the customs officers, were 'false and ... constitute malicious falsehood'. Describing Eiseki and Telford as competitors, the writ claims Rosa and Eiseki have lost profits from the orders they would have otherwise processed if not for the raids and subsequent negative publicity. They are seeking an injunction to restrain Tao-Ti International and Telford from infringing on the products' registered trademarks in China, Macau and Hong Kong. They are also seeking the removal of the Rosa logo and the destruction of all infringing labels. An undisclosed amount of damages is also being sought.