Boise Cascade lumber sues marijuana dispensary for logo infringement
April 22, 2019 | 11:09 am CDT
BOISE, Idaho - One of North America's largest lumber companies is suing a marijuana dispensary.
Boise Cascade will sue New England Treatment Access (NETA) for trademark infringement. Boise claims NETA's logo is "confusingly similar" to its own.
Despite some slight design variation, Boise's "Tree-in-a-Circle" logo is indeed similar. Boise has been using its logo for more than 55 years, according to the lawsuit.
Boise said it "will suffer irreparable harm" and its "invaluable goodwill is being eroded" because of the similar logos.
Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products. It operates a distribution center in Westfield, Massachusetts near two NETA dispensaries. 135 of the lumber company's 6,000-plus employees work at the Westfield plant.
NETA has not yet commented to the press. See the full story from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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