A hemp processor in Kansas stands accused of trademark violations by a nearby CBD manufacturer with a similar name.
The Overland Park company, which is about 12 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, makes CBD supplements; the latter is a hemp extraction processor.
The plaintiff argues the names are too similar and that KC Hemp Company is trying to confuse customers on purpose. Its lawsuit asks a federal court for unspecified monetary damages.
The defendant has filed a reply denying the allegations without elaborating. A trial date has not been set in the case.