Hersheys pot candy trademark lawsuits

Toka-Cola, Buddahfingers, Munchy Way, Puff-a-Mint Pattie, Kif Kat

Hershey’s lawsuits on trademark infringing pot candy names

From SFGate: 2007-05-19 PDT LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette man sentenced to 70 months in prison for making marijuana-laced candy and soft drinks and putting them in packaging resembling popular products faces a $100,000 federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed by the Hershey Co. Kenneth Affolter, 40, admitted making pot-laced treats bearing names like Buddahfingers, Munchy Way, Puff-a-Mint Pattie and Toka-Cola under the product name Beyond Bomb. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Affolter also made Stoney Rancher hard candies, Rasta Reese‘s and Kif Kat, each wrapped in packaging similar to Hershey’s Jolly Rancher, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kat candies.

Update: Hershy’s candy lawsuits didn’t stop in 2007:

  • 2018 Oakland, CA – Hershey’s goes after cannabusinesses (x2) for ripping off their candy
  • 2014 Pueblo, CO X2 – Hershey sues Colorado company (actually x2)over look-a-like marijuana edibles
  • 2014 Seattle, WA – Hershey sues Seattle pot dispenser (x1) over ‘Reefer’s Cup’ drug-laced candy