A Canadian kids’s leisure firm filed a lawsuit accusing a medical marijuana dispensary chain primarily based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of copyright infringement.
Toronto-based Nelvana Enterprises’ swimsuit, filed in federal court docket in Tulsa, alleges that Treehouse Dispensaries “willfully copied and is utilizing a complicated comparable imitation” of a emblem it has employed in kids’s tv programming because the 1990s, the Tulsa World reported.
Nelvana alleges that Treehouse Dispensary promised to cease utilizing the trademarked emblem however didn’t present a timeline and uncared for to comply with by way of in a well timed method.
Treehouse Dispensaries’ lawyer stated the enterprise “categorically denies” the accusations and can “vigorously defend” itself in court docket.
Nelvana is pursuing monetary damages from income that Treehouse Dispensary earned whereas utilizing the emblem at its varied areas in Oklahoma.
This isn’t the primary infringement lawsuit to floor in opposition to a marijuana firm.
In Might, for instance, a drugstore chain sued an Arkansas dispensary for trademark infringement.
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