Snoop Dogg’s cannabis company facing legal battle from NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs over ‘copying’ logo
The rapper’s new enterprise had filed for trademarks on branding and logos that are now being opposed by one of ice hockey’s most famous teams.
Snoop, referred to in the legal paperwork for the trademark by his real name Calvin Broadus, was attempting to protect the intellectual property and branding of his marijuana start-up Leafs by Snoop and filed for a trademark in July last year.
The Maple Leafs insist that the ‘unusual spelling of Leafs could lead to confusion’ and officially filed their opposition in December.
Toronto’s ice hockey franchise also had objections to the branding and logos being proposed by Mr Broadus’ new enterprise.
“The similarity between the marks is exacerbated by the design elements of the LEAFS BY SNOOP Mark.
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