ARE YOU A LOVER OF MARIJUANA MEDIBLES? THE POPULARITY OF THC / CBD INFUSED EDIBLE PRODUCTS – KNOWN AS “MEDIBLES’ – PROVES TOO ENTICING FOR CORPORATE GREED TO IGNORE.
The American Marijuana Industry may still be in it’s infancy stages, but one thing is for sure – it’s not being ignored by Pharmaceutical Companies and Big Business.
One such example may soon be playing itself out in Federal Court – concerning marijuana medibles and the controversial trademarking of the term “medibles” – the validity of the Mark in general.
Big Pharma company Sottopelle Group, Inc has applied for and been granted the Federal trademark for the word medibles, even though the word is considered standard terminology for an “edible” that is “infused” with THC or CBDs.
“Sottopelle has unleashed their lawyers on the Marijuana Industry”, says Tobias. “This could be a huge blow, and possibly even force businesses to close and experience total loss.”
According to Eli Tobias, President of Green Touch Awareness – a Marijuana and Hemp niche marketing company, Sottopelle is on the “war path” in an effort to enforce their Trademark. “Sottopelle has unleashed their lawyers on the Marijuana Industry”, says Tobias. “They are searching for anyone and everyone who is using medibles in their company name, product name, or branding, and they are demanding a total cease and desist by all. For any Company that has spent time, effort, and money on their medibles business and related products, this could be a huge blow, and possibly even force businesses to close and experience total loss – unless Sottopelle is stopped”.
Claiming that Sottopelle is a “trademark bully”, Tobias’ plan to stop them in their tracks is bold but simple: take them to Federal Court and dispute the validity of the Trademark. The process to dispute a trademark – or anything else in Federal Court – is lengthy and expensive. Once in the System however, everyone using the term would enjoy a moratorium and would be allowed to legally continue to use the term marijuana medibles until at least the outcome of the Hearing.
“If you want to file a trademark, the Federal Government will gladly take your money and register your mark (unless someone already filed the exact same mark). They don’t investigate validity of a trademark, they just push paperwork – the Courts must decide when it comes to situations like this. I plan to prove that the generic term medibles cannot be trademarked by anyone, and once we assemble our expert testimony and get the case into court that can be accomplished”. Tobias makes a pretty good point.
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source: www.TheMarijuanaCookbook.com March 2015