Snoop Dogg’s cannabis company facing legal battle from NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs over ‘copying’ logo

Snoop Dogg has become embroiled in a legal quarrel with one of the NHL’s biggest brands after the Toronto Maple Leafs opposed the rapper’s bid to trademark his new cannabis company.
Snoop, referred to in the legal paperwork for the trademark by his real name Calvin Broadus, was attempting to protect the intellectual property and branding of his marijuana start-up Leafs by Snoop and filed for a trademark in July last year.
The Maple Leafs insist that the ‘unusual spelling of Leafs could lead to confusion’ and officially filed their opposition in December.
Toronto’s ice hockey franchise also had objections to the branding and logos being proposed by Mr Broadus’ new enterprise.
"The similarity between the marks is exacerbated by the design elements of the LEAFS BY SNOOP Mark.