Woodstock Music Festival Can License Its Name to Marijuana Brand
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Woodstock Music Festival Can License Its Name to Marijuana Brand

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe rejected a claim that the deal would infringe on the name of another company, Woodstock Roots.

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July 30, 2019

NEW YORK — A judge says the owners of the Woodstock music festival name can license it to create a marijuana brand marking the 50th anniversary of the famed gathering.

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe on Monday rejected a claim that the deal would infringe on the name of another company, Woodstock Roots.

Gardephe concluded the nature of the planned Woodstock-branded recreational marijuana and a competitor’s cannabis-related smoking paraphernalia are different.

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