Woodstock Mark Can't Be Used To Sell Pot, 2nd Circ. Told

By Sam Reisman (August 6, 2020, 9:59 PM EDT) -- The company that owns the rights to the Woodstock music festival cannot extend their trademark rights of the name "Woodstock" to a line of federally illegal marijuana products, the Second Circuit was told on Wednesday.

The brief marks the latest filing in Woodstock Roots LLC's attempt to enjoin Woodstock Ventures LC, which controls the rights to the iconic 1969 festival, from licensing its name for the sale of recreational marijuana products.

Woodstock Roots, and its affiliate Woodstock Products, argued that Woodstock Ventures had improperly framed the issue at stake in the dispute by emphasizing their prior use of the "Woodstock" mark,...

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