Hershey lawsuit blindsides Colorado marijuana edibles company

The company is being sued for trademark infringement

The introduction of certain marijuana laws around the U.S. has naturally introduced some complications in the legal world. Compliance is certainly near the top of the list as a concern for new businesses, particularly as various states have approved different levels of usage of the drug, but the substance itself remains federally illegal. But newer concerns in the trademark sector for those in the legal marijuana trade have recently cropped up with the news that Hershey Co is suing a Colorado maker of marijuana edibles.

TinctureBelle LLC makes edible products containing marijuana, and Hershey is suing for trademark infringement, claiming that certain products the company sells contain packaging that is too similar to some Hershey products including Heath, Reese’s, Almond Joy, and York peppermint patties.

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Juliana Kenny

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