Las Vegas Cannabis Awards LLC has filed a lawsuit in Nevada District against a company that has registered the Cannabis Business Awards trademark for alleging unfair competition and requesting trademark cancellation.

Plaintiff LVCA claims it held its first annual awards ceremony in March 2019, three months before Villano Enterprises Inc. received registration for the trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and two years before Villano received a similar state trademark.

The LVCA held a second annual awards ceremony on September 4, 2020 and is scheduled to hold another on July 10.