Jihee Ahn in MediaPost

According to Jihee Ahn, an attorney with the Harris Bricken law firm, the judgement is “nothing short of a cautionary tale and a powerful reminder to cannabis companies. Parody is NOT a defense to trademark infringement in this type of commercial context,” Ahn wrote in a blog post last week.

“There is a line between using another’s mark to make political or social commentary and using another’s mark to gain recognition and increase sales of your own product.”