Snoop Dogg faces cannabis trademark legal fight

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Cannabis entrepreneur and rapper Snoop Dogg faces a trademark infringement battle with the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs professional hockey team.

In November, Snoop launched his cannabis brand Leafs By Snoop, which currently sells eight strains. The rapper also filed a trademark application for the company’s logo with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the Maple Leafs, filed an opposition suit targeting Snoop’s logo on June 8. The company asked the trademark office, based in Alexandria, Virginia, for more time to explain why Snoop’s Leafs logo infringes on the Toronto hockey team’s logo, Turner Sports Network reported.

The Leafs By Snoop logo features his company’s name spelled out in white letters laid over a green cannabis leaf. Snoop said he planned to use the logo on products such as cigarette lighters.