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Article by Nathalie Siah.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have opposed Snoop Dogg’s trademark for his new cannabis brand “Leafs by Snoop,” in both Canada and the US.
The Maple Leafs have taken issue with the cannabis brand “Leafs by Snoop” on the basis that it infringes on its signature marks that have been in use for decades.
Specifically, the Leafs have objected to the incorrect spelling of “leafs” (rather than “leaves”) arguing that this creates a direct association with the Toronto hockey team.
We will continue to monitor this case to see how Snoop fares in this trademark battle.
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