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Faux Hershey Settles

On October 23, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites. Other included claims were: trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, and passing off.

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The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic this election season. Some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have their fingers crossed that laws like Proposition 19 will pass, but not necessarily because they are using, selling, or growing the “ganja.” Instead, some tech-savvy individuals have been registering domain names that are connected to marijuana. [...]

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In Paris Hilton’s third encounter with law enforcement in the past three months, she was charged with felony drug possession which could earn her probation that, if violated, comes with a one to four-year jail sentence. Late last Friday night, a Las Vegas police officer pulled over Hilton’s vehicle, driven by her boyfriend, Cy [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 1, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Trademark disputes have already hit the Apple iPad.

New implants use human energy to power electronic devices.

eBook pricing dispute hits Amazon: how much is too much for a bestseller?

California “green rush” faces setback with new L.A. ordinance.

Television host [...]

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Marijuana Isn't Legal in the States…Is It?

On January 15, 2010 By JETLaw

Although feigning glaucoma in order to gain a medical marijuana license may have entered the arena of popular culture several years ago when Turtle and Johnny Drama conspired to do something similar on one episode of Entourage (although they ended up using Drama’s anxiety disorder instead), I was [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 29, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Prolific spammer sent to prison for more than four years.

White House comes out in favor of net neutrality.

Michelle Obama Google bomb raises censorship questions.

Director Roman Polanski granted $4.5 million bail, but Swiss government has ten days to appeal.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 16, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Heidi Klum leaves jewelry making business after lawsuit filed by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Ralph Lauren faces lawsuit from Lifeguard Licensing Corp. over “Lifeguard” tee-shirt line.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino admits to affair with extortionist and payment of $3,000 for abortion.

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On Sunday, February 1, 2009, Michael Phelps admitted to “regrettable” behavior concerning the release of photos that showed the Olympian apparently smoking marijuana. These photos were released by the British tabloid News of the World and came from a cellphone video that was allegedly taken at a November 2008 party at the University [...]

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High Times: Return of the Stoner Flick

On August 11, 2008 By JETLaw

Considering the immense popularity of the recent Harold and Kumar movies (Go to White Castle and its sequel Escape from Guantanamo Bay) and the inevitable commercial success of the new Judd Apatow film, Pineapple Express, one might wonder whether the stoner flick is making a pop culture [...]

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