Bank of Oklahoma Sues ‘Dank of Oklahoma’ Dispensary

March 12, 2020, 7:03 PM

The Bank of Oklahoma sued a cannabis dispensary called “Dank of Oklahoma” for alleged trademark infringement in Oklahoma federal court.

The dispensary also uses a polygon logo and text font in ads that are similar to the bank’s federally registered trademarks, according to the bank’s Wednesday complaint.

The bank said it became aware of the ads based on a “wave of customers and employees complaining to BOKF about Defendant’s billboards and signage.” It called the dispensary’s alleged use of its trademarks “inconsistent with BOKF’s reputation for providing high quality, dependable financial services and illegal under federal law.”

Causes of Action: Federal trademark dilution; federal trademark infringement; federal false designation of origin and unfair competition; common law trademark infringement and unfair competition; unjust enrichment.

Relief: Injunctive relief; damages; attorneys’ fees.

Response: A dispensary employee expressed confidence that they would be successful in the suit.

Attorneys: Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC represents the bank.

The case is BOKF NA v. DOK Corp., N.D. Okla., No. 4:20-cv-00100, complaint filed 3/11/20.

To contact the reporter on this story: Blake Brittain in Washington at bbrittain@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Rob Tricchinelli at rtricchinelli@bloomberglaw.com; Patrick L. Gregory at pgregory@bloomberglaw.com

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