Mars Wrigley Wins Lawsuit Against Cannabis Companies Selling Skittles Trademark

Mars Wrigley Wins Lawsuit Against Cannabis Companies Selling Skittles Trademark

Mars Canada Inc., the global candy giant, mars wrigleyOversees confectionery such as M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, EXTRA® and Skittles®. upon August 12thfederal judge Patrick Gleason ruled that three online cannabis retailers would “deliver and destroy all infringing products and packaging” and pay various amounts for infringing the Mars trademark. Did.

“Also, advertising and offering to sell potentially dangerous products using misappropriated trademarks that are clearly appealing to children is decent behavior that should be condemned and deterred,” Gleason said. We found that it represented a significant deviation from the normal norm of

“I have placed considerable emphasis not only on plaintiffs, but on the issue of harm to the public who may mistakenly consume defendants’ infringing products in the belief that they are genuine SKITTLES products. The fact that is an appealing confectionery product for children reinforces the need to condemn defendants’ conduct,” continued Mr Gleeson.

Mars originally filed a lawsuit in May 2021, alleging that illegal retailers had infringed Mars’ registered trademarks. “Mars Wrigley strongly condemns the use of popular candy brands to market and sell THC products. This is grossly deceptive and irresponsible,” the company said. said in a press release. “Using the Mars Wrigley brand in this manner is unauthorized, inappropriate and must stop, especially to prevent children from accidentally consuming these illegal THC products of his. Hmm.”

The company specifically mentioned products called “medicated skittles,” “starburst gummies,” and “life saver medicated gummies,” which were illegally sold on e-commerce sites in Canada and the United States. These products “could be inadvertently consumed by anyone, children and adults alike, who could easily mistake the infringing cannabis-infused products for Wrigley’s famous and beloved candy.” It poses a great danger to the public because of the

according to national postMars hired a private investigator to purchase imitations of products that infringed the company’s trademark.

In August 2017, an Ohio-based adhesive company that makes Gorilla Glue GG strain To court because of the use of ‘Gorilla Glue’ in numerous strain names. By October, a settlement was reached where Gorilla Glue #1, #4, and #5 would no longer be used, and instead he would be replaced by GG1, GG4, GG5, etc. The grower’s website domain is also transferred. There are provisions such as taking ownership of Gorilla Glue by January 2020.

It was a big setback, but GG Strains and Gorilla Glue co-founder Ross Johnson was confident it would recover. we are going to survive We’re going to get over it,” Johnson said. “A setback? Most definitely it’s a setback. But now it’s all in the past and we can move on.” Sadly, Johnson passed away in 2019, followed by his co-founder Don Peabody (also known as Georgie Whales) has passed away. cannabis business times.

Similar legal action has been taken against other well-known trademarked brands. In February 2018, the company tracked down a cannabis company that was infringing on his Hershey’s Chocolate trademarked products. In February 2019, a group of delivery operators called United Pot Smokers, UPS420, and THCPlant were brought to court by UPS (United Parcel Service) over misleading brand identifiers.later July 2019The Sour Patch Kids candy maker has targeted an illegal cannabis edible product called “Stoney Patch” for allegedly infringing its trademark.

With two decades of dedicated experience, Nuggs is a seasoned cannabis writer and grower. His journey has been a harmonious blend of nurturing cannabis from seed to harvest and crafting insightful content. A true expert, they've honed strain-specific knowledge, cultivation techniques, and industry insights. His passion shines through enlightening articles and thriving gardens, making them a respected figure in both the growing and writing facets of the cannabis world.

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