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Hershey lawsuit says edible marijuana company mimics its iconic products

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 07 2014 11:53:03 AM CDT
Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey is suing a Colorado company that makes four marijuana-infused candies that Hershey says closely resemble its iconic products.

The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC.

The lawsuit alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies.

Hershey says TinctureBelle's products are packaged in colors matching its famous treats, and Hershey says that will confuse consumers, including children. Hershey submitted a picture showing the Hashees edibles in an orange wrapper with a design that looks like a peanut butter cup.

Pennsylvania-based Hershey wants a judge to order TinctureBelle to stop selling its products.

TinctureBelle did not immediately return messages seeking comment.