United Parcel Service sued a group of California-primarily based marijuana delivery firms for federal trademark infringement, deceptive marketing and other claims.
The complaint was filed Feb. 13 in federal court in the central district of California, according to Bloomberg Law.
The defendants sell cannabis goods via the sites upsgreen.com and ups420.com, according to the complaint.UPS accuses United Pot Smokers, UPS420 and THCPlant of utilizing names and logos that are “confusingly similar” to the package-delivery giant’s name and nicely-recognized shield logo.
UPS stated it sent 3 cease-and-desist letters involving final August and November, but the defendants failed to respond.
The Atlanta-primarily based delivery giant also stated the alleged infringement hurts its reputation via association with a cannabis organization and additional claimed the defendants have a reputation for providing “sham services” beneath the UPS mark and shield logo.
Published: February 18, 2019