Thu / Feb 9th
Rolling paper maker Republic Brands won a permanent injunction in federal court against HBI International, the maker of RAW® Organic Hemp rolling papers, which prohibits HBI from selling certain products and making certain promotional statements.
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Rolling paper company Republic Brands has won a permanent injunction in a federal lawsuit against HBI International, the maker of RAW® Organic Hemp rolling papers, which requires HBI to cease promoting and selling certain products and stop making certain promotional statements. The plaintiff, Republic Brands, is the rolling paper company behind OCB®, JOB®, and other rolling paper brands.
Following a jury verdict last month that HBI International engaged in unfair business practices and violated the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the rolling paper company has been barred from suggesting that its products are made by artisanal craftsmen in Alcoy, Spain — the birthplace of the modern rolling paper — and that it contributes its proceeds to a charitable entity or foundation known as the “RAW Foundation,” which the court found did not actually exist.
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