Los Angeles, CA asked in Trademark for California

Q: Business name trademarked in the cannabis space, now a scam website has appeared using our name in the hemp CBD space.

My employer has trademarked her business name federally and in California in the recreational cannabis industry. Recently a "free CBD" scam website has appeared using our name. Some of their victims are finding our FB page and leaving angry comments and reviews. I understand that the trademark only protects the name in the recreational cannabis space and not for businesses in other industries including the hemp CBD industry. Is there nothing we can do? Edit: the federal trademark is for cannabis information.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: I find it surprising that you say you have a federal trademark for cannabis.

It is very unlikely that happened as cannabis is illegal in the federal level.

That leaves you with less protection and arguments to go after this infringer.

If he is using social media you can take him down.

You should have a consultation to understand better your options.

Marcos

www.legalbizglobal.com

480 324 6378

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