22 June 2016
We have learned from a report on TSN.ca that Canadian company Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment filed an opposition to Snoop’s logo on June 8 2016, asking the Alexandria, Va.-based trademark office for more time to detail its opposition.
Here’s the report in full http://www.tsn.ca/snoop-dogg-in-legal-fight-with-mlse-over-marijuana-product-line-1.512291
Snoop said he planned to use the logo on products such as cigarette lighters.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment filed an opposition to Snoop’s logo on June 8, asking the Alexandria, Va.-based trademark office for more time to detail its opposition.
MLSE spokesman Dave Haggith declined to comment. Snoop’s lawyer Lawrence Apolzon did not return a call seeking comment.
According to The Cannabist Website, Snoop began selling his Leafs By Snoop line of marijuana flower and cannabis products in Colorado pot shops last November. The Leafs By Snoop products include eight strains of marijuana flower, including “Cali Kush,” “Northern Lights,” and “Blueberry Dream.”
Christopher Sprigman, an intellectual properties professor at the New York University School of Law, said MLSE might make several arguments against Snoop’s trademark.
MLSE might argue that the Leafs By Snoop logo causes confusion in the market place, Sprigman said.
The page details two live and one dead filing with the logo in question being filing 86823571
Here also is the MLSE corporate site and we note that there is not a press release on the subject in their newsroom