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Trademark Infringement in the Cannabis Industry

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Trademark infringement is extremely common in the Cannabis Industry. Trademark infringement is usually committed by edible makers and sellers. Edible makers commonly use the names and product packaging of large multi-national brands to sell their products. This is not only trademark infringement but it causes problems with children accessing cannabis products, ingesting them, and becoming seriously ill.

Using or modifying the name, image, or product packaging of an existing food (non-cannabis) business, will cause you to be issued a "cease and desist" letter or even sued.

Common Examples of Cannabis Edibles Trademark Infringement

  • Candy (especially Nerds candy)

  • Chips

  • Cookies, Cakes, Hand Pies

  • Soda/Pop

Trademark infringement is not worth it and adds even more stigma and skepticism to the Cannabis industry. Large multi-national brands have legal teams specifically dedicated to fight trademark infringement of their brands. They also have very deep pockets and WILL come after you. Creativity and originality are so important in the Cannabis industry, and will save you time, money, and litigation headaches.

If you would like to learn more about the importance of trademarks. Click the "Learn More About Trademarks" button below.

Belle Terre Law Firm was founded by Chareese "Queen" Haile, Esq. Queen is a Cannabis and Trademark Attorney. Her office is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She provides trademark services throughout the entire state of Louisiana and its metropolitan areas (Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport). She also provides federal trademark services throughout the entire United States, its territories and possessions. To learn more about Queen visit:

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