There are many trademark issues in the growing industries of medical marijuana, legalized cannabis, hemp products, and CBD. This class will cover key considerations when working with clients associated with the growing cannabis industry, including the interplay between state and federal laws, USPTO registrations, treatment for hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products, ethical considerations, and more.

This 90 minute live webinar on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5pm will cover a wide range of topics for lawyers who are dealing with – or interested in dealing with – these growing industries. Cost is $197 – if you take on just one new client as a result, the webinar will pay for itself! By purchasing the webinar you receive a recording as well – so you can watch or listen anytime.

I. Overview of state vs. federal issues
-Heavily regulated and licensed
2. USPTO issues
-Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA)
-Recent Office Actions from USPTO
-Interstate commerce issues
-Identification of good/services
-Possible workarounds to obtain federal protections + examples of successful arguments/registrations
3. States where cannabis trademarks have been registered
4. Treatment of cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp products
5. Infringement and enforcement issues
-Competing businesses in different states
-Likelihood of confusion with marks in non-cannabis industries
6. TTAB rulings
7. International protection: Canada and other countries
8. Agreements, licenses, and trade secrets
9. Ethical considerations
-Retainer agreements / disclaimers
10. Live Q&A session


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