Canopy Growth Corp. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – based in New York and owned by Marquee Brands – are being sued by Northwest Natural Goods for a copyright and trade dress infringement, reported Marijuana Business Daily.
Filed by Perkins Coie on behalf of Northwest Natural Goods earlier this month, the complaint accused the defendants of launching a line of CBD products with packaging nearly identical to Wyld’s.
The complaint from the Portland-based cannabis edibles company behind the brand ‘Wyld’ alleges that Northwest Natural Goods and Canopy Rivers, a former strategic investment subsidiary of the Canadian cannabis giant, collaborated on the Wyld CBD line of products for several months in 2019, as first reported by Law360.
During that time Northwest Natural Goods allegedly provided Canopy Rivers with a Wyld CBD business plan, which included “trade dress” and copyrighted materials for the brand’s blackberry, lemon and raspberry CBD gummies.
“Prior to distributing the Martha Stewart CBD products, defendants knew of Wyld’s trade dress and, on information and belief, intentionally copied that trade dress to trade off of Wyld’s goodwill and reputation,” the complaint said.
Also see https://www.law360.com/cannabis/articles/1528482/martha-stewart-co-accused-of-infringing-cbd-packaging