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Christian Marcelo is a litigator with a focus on intellectual property matters involving trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, domain name litigation, and contract disputes.

A former part owner of a failed venture sued the venture’s former CEO, Paul Smith, alleging he misappropriated trade-secret hemp strains, selling them to a Canadian cannabis company for nearly $4 million.

In its September 21, 2020 complaint, Big Wuf Enterprises, LLC and its principal, W. John Short, allege their former venture, YCG Holdings LLC,