Photos: Twenty marijuana edibles that risk copyright lawsuits

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The Hershey Co. recently sued a Colorado firm, TinctureBelle, for copyright infringement -- and it's filed a similar suit against a Washington business, Seattle Conscious Care Cooperative.

Should we expect more complaints like these? Well, most pot edibles we've seen for sale in Colorado are in no danger of inspiring one -- but judging by images we found online, there are plenty of product designs out there capable of making lawyers salivate. Look above and below to see twenty pics of items that have been or could be targeted by suits.

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daisynwilliams
daisynwilliams

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Denver Westword
Denver Westword

We we thinking more along the lines of IP infringement. But that's a concern too.

Shari Walsh
Shari Walsh

That stuff looks good enough to eat!

Grier Slitzer
Grier Slitzer

and shannon, i dont have children. but if i did they would not be consuming infused candy, thats like telling me not to leave a loaded 9 m next to a childs g.i. joe collection

Moonie Kim
Moonie Kim

Edibles are the most effective way to ingest the medicine, not to mention the most healthy overall. Just because you think people are looking for new ways to get high does not make it true. I use edibles medically OFTEN and do not appreciate you besmirching their entire existence for no good reason, with no knowledge or research behind it. Thanks for you future consideration.

Grier Slitzer
Grier Slitzer

sorry "infused" but i think u missed the point steven. but to answer your question. yes. i think people eat that crap on a doctors recomendation. in fact, i would bet my medical card on it

Steven M Palmer
Steven M Palmer

"Medical" candy? Do you really think anyone eats this crap on a doctor's recommendation?

Shannon Nicole
Shannon Nicole

It's not that hard to prevent this from happening: keep your shit picked up and put away where your kids cannot access it

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Geez. You've got a whole new industry springing up here in our state and you can't take the time and money out to hire an ad agency to come up with some new original designs for your edibles (or, if you don't want to spend the money, at least come up with some original concepts themselves)? Some might argue that it's a cute play on an already established product. Personally, I just view it as a wasted opportunity to get creative with your product's image (not to mention the potential for mistakenly ingesting the wrong product or facing lawsuits for copyright violations).

Marcus Netters
Marcus Netters

Instead of lawsuit.. just merge? It's the American way

Grier Slitzer
Grier Slitzer

not to mention the risk of children mistaking them for the non medical candy, i think its irresponsible

Chad A Tet
Chad A Tet

Edipure. Gas station candy, sprayed. Not even infused

Mane Rok
Mane Rok

I read an article the other day that the lawsuit has already been filed...in national news.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

ALL of them will GET HAMMERED once the Trademark owners become aware of their infringement.


Are these Brainless Bong-sucking Greedy Dispensary Clowns so fucking stupid that they thought it would be a "cool idea" to ILLEGALLY RIP OFF a major corporation's long established trademark and product design?


The MED should ENFORCE their own laws against such DECEPTIVE and UNLAWFUL behavior .. but they're too busy squandering all the $$$ they extort to actually enforce the Regulations they promulgated.


And Fluffmaster Mikey forgot to mention that Cheeba Chews was issued a cease and desist letter from Tootsie Roll, as their original recipe was merely Tootsie Rolls they melted down, added hash oil, and re-packaged as Cheeba Chews.


CheebaChews
CheebaChews

@DonkeyHotay You're 100% wrong. We've never been issued any sort of cease and desist. Our recipe is completely ours. #ChewWisely

CheebaChews
CheebaChews

One is a forum post that states "I've heard rumors..." from back in 2011 and the other one clearly states there is no copyright infringement. Both of these links are based on assumption and hearsay without an ounce of fact to back them up. Irresponsible at best.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@CheebaChews ... so you're denying that in the early days the recipe, concept and idea for CheebaChews NEVER contained or was based upon TootsieRoll?


PS -- Copyright =/= Trademark



CheebaChews
CheebaChews

Our original goal was to make an edible that provides potent, consistent, and discreet delivery of medical marijuana to patients. After many recipes we found chocolate taffy to be the most consistent form of delivery as it doesn't melt, infuses well with cannabis oil, and maintains a long shelf life. There was no basis on any specifically branded product. Finally, to restate our response to your original comment, we've never received a cease and desist letter from anyone.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@CheebaChews ... perhaps not yet.


I'll retract that statement as it came from a disgruntled former employee back in 2011, perhaps they were mistaken about CheebaChews being forced to change/modify their recipe at the request of TootsieRoll.





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