Gorilla Glue Case Shows Cannabis IP Is Not Sticking

Law360, New York (October 12, 2017, 12:59 PM EDT) -- Just last week, Gorilla Glue Co., the adhesives company, and GG Strains, the cannabis company, reached a settlement in their trademark dispute. This is the latest in a string of cannabis IP settlements that show there is marketplace precedent, but — as yet — no reliable legal precedent for cannabis brands registering and enforcing their own trademarks.

This past March, Gorilla Glue Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against GG Strains in the Southern District of Ohio (Case No. 1:2017cv00193). In it, Gorilla Glue Co. alleged that GG Strains' product, Gorilla Glue #4, was "a confusingly similar name to Gorilla...

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