Trademark News & Screw-ups Leafs in dispute with Snoop Dogg over cannabis trademark

This barely makes any sense and not for the reasons you may be thinking. Toronto Maple Leafs may not have won Stanley Cup for more than 50 years, but their lawyers are not idiots. Why then are they opposing Snoop's trademarks? And why have they neglected to do something else, equally important? Thing is, Snoop filed not one but 9 trademarks, including logos and wordmarks for LEAFS BY SNOOP, LEAF BY SNOOP, and LBS. Toronto Maple Leafs also have multiple trademarks, including multiple logos and wordmarks, including "LEAFS." It's not by accident that NHL team's lawyers bring up the issue of unusual spelling. Their point is clear: Snoop's trademark application is INDENTED to borrow from their brand, and they're not happy. I get it. What I don't get is why they haven't even tried to stop registration of LEAF BY SNOOP and the virtually identical logo, just without the S after LEAF? How could they have missed it? If they're not happy with LEAFS BY SNOOP, they should be equally upset with LEAF BY SNOOP, especially the logo. But apparently, they aren't. Interesting. I'm also curious why Snoop abandoned his mark for clothing. Was it after a conversation with Maple Leafs' lawyers? Is it some kind of a PR stunt? Because surely this does not look like a well-coordinated legal fight. Or maybe the legal team is playing not to win, like the hockey team they're representing?

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