Ex-NFL Star's CBD Drink Co. Says Rival Ripping Off Its Brand

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A CBD performance drink company backed by former NFL player Terrell Davis has filed a trademark suit in Colorado federal court against a similarly named sports beverage concern, alleging infringement of its marks on the word "Defy."

In a complaint filed Friday, Defy LLC accused Defiance Brands Inc. of petitioning the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to have three of the "Defy" marks canceled even though Defy LLC has not stopped using them in the marketing of its line of CBD-infused sports beverages.

Defy said Defiance's use of the marks "in connection with nutrient-enriched beverages and related products is highly likely...

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