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Canadians Are Siding With Snoop Dogg Over The Toronto Maple Leafs Suing Him For "Copying" Their Logo

Toronto Maple Leafs suing Snoop Dogg's new cannabis company, Leafs by Snoop, for "copying" their logo.
Canadians Are Siding With Snoop Dogg Over The Toronto Maple Leafs Suing Him For "Copying" Their Logo

An unexpected legal battle is taking place between a Canadian NHL hockey team and a famous American rapper. It all started when the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to sue Snoop Dogg's new cannabis start-up, Leafs by Snoop. Canadians are now siding with Snoop Dogg over the Toronto Maple Leafs suing him for "copying" their logoand name

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The Toronto Maple Leafs formally filed a legal opposition against Snoop Dogg's new cannabis company in December 2018, four months after the rapper had filed to trademark the company's branding and intellectual property in July. The NHL team said that the "unusual spelling of Leafs could lead to confusion", according to The Independent. Not only were they upset about the name, but the logo too. 

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"[Snoop Dogg's] design mark uses a white font enclosed within a wide-shaped leaf with three large segments at the top of the mark, a design echoing and highly similar to the MAPLE LEAFS’ design marks", argued the Toronto Maple Leafs in the legal documentation, according to The Independent.

Check out the two logos below and compare for yourself. 

How is this even an issue? 💁‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/D1poZkBvRl

February 1, 2019

Canadians are siding with Snoop Dogg in this legal battle. Many are ripping apart the Toronto Maple Leafs for claiming the rapper's weed company's branding is ripping off the hockey team's logo. 

Seriously? One is a Cannabis Leaf and the other is a Maple Leaf. #MapleLeafs#SnoopDoggpic.twitter.com/HtQ1VcB6HJ

January 31, 2019

here’s a list i stole from a comment in facebook of all the companies toronto maple leafs should sue other then @SnoopDoggpic.twitter.com/kSQcxEZV4J

February 3, 2019

How the hell does that resemble Toronto’s logo?

February 1, 2019

Hey @MapleLeafs, I did some research for you. Nobody thinks your logo looks like @SnoopDogg's Leafs by Snoop logo

February 1, 2019

How high are they ?? Not even close

February 1, 2019

They dont look alikeHell no! pic.twitter.com/fBGonmsf1m

February 1, 2019

That’s far reach @MapleLeafs ...it’s not even close...?

February 1, 2019

Absurd.

February 1, 2019

Did They not see the difference between a Maple leaf and a Cannabis leaf type symbol???? Not even close in the dark💯

February 1, 2019

LOLNO COMPARISONTwo different businesses 1. Ice hockey2. Weed@SnoopDogg will prevail

February 1, 2019

I think almost every weed logo looks more like the Maple Leafs logo than that

February 1, 2019

Some just took the opportunity to unveil their savage thoughts on the Maple Leafs themselves. 

one is a winner, and Maple Leafs are assuredly not, except for National Hero Paul Henderson. #1972

February 1, 2019

Sigh... Can't win a cup, or a court case lmao

February 1, 2019

Neither of the parties have publically commented on the legal drama. It doesn't seem like a legal decision has been made yet to whether Snoop Dogg can keep the name and logo for Leafs by Snoop.

Stay tuned to find out who wins this legal battle – if we were basing it on public opinion, Snoop would come out on top. 

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