Booze v. Bud: Cointreau Says Weed Co. Infringed Liqueur TM

By Melissa Angell (July 9, 2021, 7:26 PM EDT) -- Cointreau Corp. lobbed a trademark infringement suit in New York federal court Friday in a bid to prevent cannabis company Canopy Growth from selling its CBD-infused sparkling water drink "Quatreau," claiming Canopy is infringing Cointreau's brand by selling the similarly named beverage.

Cointreau, widely known for its orange liqueur, accuses Canopy of intentionally adopting a similar name for its sparkling water drink so the cannabis company could benefit from Cointreau's reputation. 

The pronunciation of Canopy's sparkling water beverage is "Kwa-tro" versus Cointreau's "Kwan-tro." Cointreau pointed out that Canopy adopted the French suffix "eau," noting in its complaint that the three-vowel ending is...

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