In a decision last week, the Federal Court ruled the Budway cannabis dispensary in East Vancouver had infringed on Subway’s trademark logo and that the shop was benefiting from its association with the eponymous sandwich shop while damaging its brand.
The owner of a Vancouver pot shop has been ordered to pay $40,000 to Subway for having copied its branding and logo.
Budway’s storefront is located on Clark Drive, a loud multi-lane truck route, and features large signs with obvious similarities to Subway’s branding, both in its name and graphics. Subway sued the pot shop and won.
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