Yesterday as a bit of fun we thought it would be fun to report that Jelly Belly were looking at the CBD market . Unfortunately as the following missive from Jelly Belly attests David Klein has nothing to do with Jelly Belly any longer and sold out his stake in 1980.
Essentially this press release with an attached Jelly Belly logo is misuse of trademark
Here’s the detail on Mr Klein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Klein_(businessman)
Here’s the statement from Jelly Belly
Subject: Correction needed: Friday Story: Jelly Belly Looking for a CBD Partner
I’m writing to ask for a correction in the article titled “Friday Story: Jelly Belly Looking for a CBD Partner”. It is misleading in its use of the Jelly Belly brand. David Klein is not affiliated with our company or brand, and so we ask that you to please remove the Jelly Belly logo, and correct the headline and article naming Jelly Belly. As we are not affiliated with Mr. Klein, our company does not share his business interests, he does not act on behalf of our company or brands, and any product he might produce would not be called a Jelly Belly bean or use our brand name in any way.
There is a lot of confusion out there in the marketplace about Mr. Klein and his involvement with our company, and so you can see how this article can contribute to that confusion, naming Jelly Belly as the brand when there is no association between our two parties.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Jana Sanders Perry
Communications manager, Jelly Belly Candy Company
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Jelly Belly’s are back, in a CBD-kind-of-way through a marriage between Jelly Belly’s creator David Klein and CBD Expo EAST, a CBD-centric expo sweeping across the nation.
Klein, the eccentric creator of Jelly Belly’s is entering the booming CBD market in a big way. The popular candy is stepping out of the box and bringing a bit of fun to the mostly health leaning CBD consumer.
Klein and team will be perusing the exhibit floor looking for a supply partner for their production of the CBD Jelly Belly. This creates an amazing opportunity for both exhibitors, and maybe a few attendees that Klein may chat with.
“This is getting really exciting” said Celeste Miranda, CEO of MACE Media Group, Producer of the CBD Expo Tour. “David is an interesting guy looking for partners to start the production with. It’s fun.”
CBD Expo EAST will also be host to two documentaries being filmed, one for HBO’s Vice channel on Vice News Tonight and the other for Information Matrix TV, an award winning educational tv series highlighting the evolution of medicine and science, hosted by Laurence Fishburne.
CBD Expo EAST is the Eastern stop on a nationwide tour of over 6 locations throughout 2018 and 2019. “Our goal is to disseminate CBD awareness and education throughout our country, through impressive and well-vetted speakers as well as some of the best industry products being showcased on the exhibit floor” said Adam Headley, President of MACE Media Group.