Potdots Becomes Potpots After Cease and Desist from Tootsie Roll

The candy maker alleged trademark infringement related to its "DOTS" gumdrops.

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Lion Labs, a Michigan-based cannabis company, announced the name change of one its products—Potdots—to Potpots. Potpots remains the same hard candy shelled 1mg edible offered in both milk and dark chocolate.

This rebranding decision was made after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Tootsie Roll, which alleged trademark infringement related to its “DOTS” gumdrops.

While Lion Labs firmly believes there is no merit to the claim, it opted to change its name to Potpots to avoid protracted legal proceedings with the nationwide candy company

"We are committed to bringing exceptional and innovative products to Michigan’s cannabis consumers.," said Ryan Ratzloff, CEO at Lion Labs. “While we are disappointed in Tootsie Roll’s position on this matter, we look forward to avoiding any dispute and are excited for our 1mg edible’s new name: Potpots. We thank our loyal customers for continuing to support Lion Labs’ brands.”

Customers can expect no changes to the quality, consistency, or availability of their favorite 1mg chocolate edible- Potpots.

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