Would Glue Maker’s Trademark Claim Stick Against Pot Strain
By Scott Hervey
According to cannabis folklore, cannabis cultivators in 2010, Josey Whales and Lone Watie created a strain of marijuana that was so sticky, Mr. Whales, during a phone call, commented that the plant made his hands “stick to things like Gorilla Glue.” From that, Whales and Watie came up with a name of their strain – Gorilla Glue#4. Since that time, the strain has won numerous competitions and has become extremely popular with consumers.
Call it what you want. Just don’t call it copyright infringement.
By Josiah Prendergast
A demand letter is a formal way of telling someone, “now we got bad blood.” Recently, a Northern California blogger received a demand letter in which Taylor Swift threatened to sue the blogger. In so many words, the blogger responded, “I wish you would.”
The Demand Letter was triggered by the blogger’s September article, the Cliffs Notes to which might read something like: “Blogger characterizes T-Swizzle’s lyrics as ‘dog whistles to white supremacy.’ Alt-right is co-opting Taylor’s songs,
Neutral Solutions: Mediation
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