July 22, 2022

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs (

Shout out to a Goodwin team that fended off a trademark infringement suit for cannabis client Central Coast Agriculture which does business as Raw Garden. U.S. District Judge Michael Liburdi in Phoenix this week granted summary judgment to CCA finding no reasonable jury could find a likelihood of confusion between the cannabis company’s use of the Raw Garden brand and the Raw-branded products—including cigarette rolling papers, smoking accessories and merchandise—marketed by plaintiff BBK Tobacco & Foods. The Goodwin team representing CCA included Brett Schuman, Jeremy Lateiner, PJ McCarthy, Theresa Sutton, Louis Lobel, and Ben Gee. Read the article here.