Another trademark marijuana lawsuit – this involving a hot sauce

(Correction: An earlier version of this report mistakenly called the lawsuit a copyright case, instead of a trademark case.)

The maker of Tapatio hot sauce is the latest to sue a marijuana company for alleged trademark infringement.

Tapatio Foods LLC has filed two separate complaints in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. The Oct. 13 complaints allege trademark infringement and unfair competition for the illegal use of Tapatio’s brand and trademark to sell “Trapatio,” a THC-infused sauce.

Tapatio says its Mexican cowboy logo belongs to them, and that Trapatio is marketing itself with  a “confusingly similar” man in a sombrero, yellow jacket and red tie.

Tapatio is seeking a permanent injunction against selling Trapatio, along with unspecified damages. The defendants listed on the suit could not be reached for comment by Marijuana Business Daily.

An online product listing for Trapatio appears to have been removed. The listing read, “Add a little kick to your tacos – or any food, for that matter – with Trapatio, a delectable hot sauce infused with THC. ” It’s not clear where the infused hot sauce was sold.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a successful trademark lawsuit by adhesive maker Gorilla Glue Co. against a marijuana producer selling a strain of marijuana called Gorilla Glue. The Las Vegas-based MJ maker settled with the glue maker last month and changed the strain names to “GG1,” “GG4” and “GG5.”

A trademark lawsuit involving CBD is still pending. The Honest Co. has filed a trademark-infringement suit against Honest Herbal, a Colorado brand of hemp-derived CBD beauty products.

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