Several Cannabis Edibles Brands are Getting Sued by Globe Candy Makers for
Mars Inc's and partner company Wrigley Jr Co is protecting it's brand against edible cannabis copycats from their long lasting brand being exploited for capital gain.
And on the other hand, Mar Inc. is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes and doesn't want their beloved Skittles.
According to Wrigley’s complaint, the “ZKITTLEZ Marks are substantially identical in sight, sound, meaning, and commercial impression to Wrigley’s SKITTLES Marks.” Wrigley also notes that the infringer “uses the same distinctive red color featured on packages of SKITTLES candy and the same colors of SKITTLES candy in connection with advertising, selling, and distributing its ZKITTLEZ goods.”
The concern over youth being advertise too has states like Illinois and its legislators have added legal provisions banning cannabis companies from disseminating advertising or packaging for cannabis or cannabis-related products that imitate candy labeling or packaging.
The cases are Wm Wrigley Jr Co v. Terphogz LLC, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, No. 1:21-cv-02357; Wm Wrigley Jr Co v. Packaging Papi LLC, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, No. 1:21-cv-02364; and Wm Wrigley Jr Co v. Conde d/b/a 2020Ediblez, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, No. 5:21-cv-00777.
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