Legal Insights

Perspectives on Cannabis, Hemp, Beverage and Psychedelic Law

Copyright Protection for Cannabis Businesses
Intellectual Property
Josh Zetlin

Copyright Protection as an Alternative to Trademarks: A Guide for Cannabis Businesses

As most companies are well aware, a well-known brand (aka a trademark) represents one of a business’s most valuable assets.  Companies spend thousands of dollars and countless hours developing a distinctive visual look, crafting the perfect logo, and devising ways to make their product packaging stand out from the crowd of competitors.  It’s only natural for companies to vigorously protect

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2017 California Legislative Guide for the Cannabis Industry
Intellectual Property
Joe Rogoway

2017 California Legislative Guide for the Cannabis Industry

This is the first posting in a series intended to provide an overview and ongoing updates of California lawmaking during 2017. Over coming days and weeks, we give an overview of the 46 different items currently pending in Sacramento, including legislation, budget bills, joint resolutions, and the Governor’s budget proposal, each of which may affect how cannabis is regulated in

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Cannabis Trademarks
Intellectual Property
Rogoway Law Group

What You Should Know About Cannabis Trademarks

Even though California law is set to recognize cannabis as a lawful, for-profit consumer product starting in 2018, existing law provides very little assurance to entrepreneurs that they will be able to establish protectable cannabis trademarks. This legal update explains (1) the current deficiency in California law, (2) the basic long-term strategies aspiring cannabis companies should consider, and (3) the

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