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Use of HEXOCBD to sell CBD products

By Eproint - 18/12/2020

HEXO Corp, a cannabis company that creates and distributes innovative products to serve the global cannabis market, announced it has reached a settlement after pursuing legal action against a California business using the HEXO name and trademark.

The California-based defendant, Assi Project Management, LLC, was using HEXOCBD to sell CBD products in the United States. HEXO sued Assi and its principals in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for unfair competition and trademark infringement, arising from their unauthorized selling of CBD products and services under the name HEXOCBD, which the company alleged infringed HEXO’s intellectual property rights, including its trademarks and trade name.

The settlement between HEXO and the defendants includes, among other items, the following provisions that are included in a permanent injunction approved by the Court:

Defendants are permanently enjoined from using or registering a company name, trademark, or domain name that contains the term HEXO or any similar term, and from using any mark, name, or designation in any manner which is likely to cause confusion as to an affiliation with, or association or sponsorship by HEXO; Defendants must destroy any and all materials which contain any reference to HEXOCBD and delete any reference to the term HEXO, or any similar term, from any and all websites and social media postings, and has filed notices of abandonment at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its HEXOCBD trademark applications; and Assi has transferred and assigned all domain names it owns containing HEXO or any similar term (including the HEXOCBD domain name) to the company.

By Eproint - 18/12/2020
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Ferraiuoli LLC

Ferraiuoli LLC (FLLC) was founded in 2003 by the late Blas Ferraiuoli-Martínez, Eugenio Torres-Oyola and María Marchand-Sánchez. This group was then joined in 2004 by Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán, thus forming the founding core of FLLC. FLLC has grown exponentially since its founding from a law firm with three attorneys and a support staff of three to its current size of 54 attorneys with a support staff of 38. Also, FLLC has grown from initially being known as an intellectual property and corporate law boutique law firm to a multiservice law firm that handles most matters relevant to a business while continuing to earn praise for its leading intellectual property and corporate practices.

FLLC has been ranked as a leading law firm in Puerto Rico by the professional publication Chambers Latin America in intellectual property, corporate, bankruptcy, labor & employment, real estate, and tax law. Moreover, 17 FLLC partners have been ranked as leaders in their field by the same publication. 4 FLLC partners are ranked as leaders in Intellectual Property, no other firm has more than 2. This recognition in such a short period of time is a tribute to FLLC’s business model.

FLLC prides itself in doing its work faster and more cost-efficiently yet with the same quality as that of its main competitors. The founding name partners are available at all times to attend to client matters. Their work ethic sets the tone for the rest of the firm. FLLC’s founders’ goal has been steady from the outset: become one of the premier multiservice law firms in Puerto Rico.