Drake would like to trademark the Canadian warning label to get marijuana from the U.S., but he could have a struggle with his native state.
Throughout his Fantasy Crew firm, Drake is looking for a trademark application to get a red”stop signal” displaying a cannabis leaf and also the letters THC, according to a document filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, is a vital component in cannabis.
That picture is the exact same one which Health Canada, the federal agency which manages the cannabis business, needs as a warning label on all recreational cannabis products that contain THC. The picture included with the signature filing seems to be an specific replica. Drake plans to utilize the picture for apparel, such as suits, hats and shoes, according to the filing.
The signature application also suggests that”to the very best of the signatory’s knowledge,” nobody has got the right to utilize”the mark in commerce either in identical form or in such near resemblance as to be likely, when applied on or in relation to the goods/services of these other men, to cause mistake or confusion, or to fool.”
In a statement given to MarketWatch overdue Friday, Health Canada maintained its rights within the picture.
“It may be a breach of Crown copyright to replicate the emblem for business purposes without consent to do this from the copyright proprietor.”
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He’s closely connected to his home state of Canada — the first industrialized country to legalize recreational bud — after first getting notoriety as a celebrity on the Canadian television show”Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth Corp.. CGC, +12.47% WEED, +12.69% declared earlier this week which it’s starting a cannabis health company with Drake, also Fantasy Crew has registered other trademarks from the U.S. associated with cannabis and that venture. The new firm will be known as Greater Life Growth Co., also will be located in Toronto. Financial details weren’t immediately accessible, and Canopy stated it would release additional details within the upcoming fourteen days.
A Canopy Growth spokeswoman referred questions regarding the signature to Drake’s publicist, who declined to supply a statement.
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