Published: 10/26/2019 two:24:20 PM
NORTHAMPTON — The city’s marijuana dispensary, New England Therapy Access, has settled a lawsuit brought by a lumber enterprise that alleged NETA had ripped off its logo.
In April, Boise Cascade Co., an Idaho-primarily based enterprise with a distribution center in Westfield, sued NETA in U.S. District Court in Boston. The enterprise claimed it had been working with its “Tree-in-a-Circle” trademarks given that 1964 and that NETA’s logo was “confusingly similar” to Boise Cascade’s logo.
In a court filing on Sept. six, each companies’ lawyers agreed to the dismissal of the case with prejudice and with out fees.
Particulars about the settlement are not incorporated in public court filings. Even so, NETA’s logo on its site has now changed from green to blue, and the tree logos on the site no longer function a circle — information very first reported by The Republican. The logos displayed on NETA’s Northampton dispensary stay the exact same.
Boise Cascade’s lawsuit claimed that NETA’s logo was “often presented in a almost-identical green” as its personal logo. In addition to its allegations of trademark infringement, Boise Cascade listed other complaints in its lawsuit, which includes injury to company reputation and unfair trade practices.
Peter Brown, a spokesman for NETA, did not respond to inquiries about the information of the settlement. In a statement, he stated merely, “The matter has been resolved amicably.”