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Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business

January 26, 2021 Webinar
Cannabis Industry Education Series

Nate Garhart and Ashley Roybal-Reid discuss "Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business."

Intellectual property (IP) is a critical issue in the cannabis industry. Creating and protecting cannabis products, processes, and brands comes with unique challenges, and certain IP laws may apply differently to cannabis brands and companies than it does to companies in other industries. As competition increases and the cannabis market expands, the value of cannabis-related IP, and the risks of failing to protect it, are likely to multiply.

Cannabis companies and owners must take proper precautions to protect their IP from misappropriation. Join us as we discuss:

  • Protecting your innovations and unique cannabis products using patents or trade secrets
  • Marketing and promoting cannabis brands with trademarks and similar legal identifiers
  • Copyrighting cannabis-related designs and publications

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Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements in California

California’s regulatory framework for cannabis and hemp-derived products, including CBD, continues to evolve, most recently via updated Proposition 65 warning requirements that came into full effect Jan. 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone...

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Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs

Drew Goodwin commented in The Deal article "Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs."

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Top 10 Practical Business Implications Arising From the Passage of the CPRA

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SB 67 Moves California’s Cannabis Appellations Program Forward

In February of 2020, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) issued its first iteration of the Cannabis Appellations Program (CAP) , which set forth proposed regulations for licensed cannabis cultivators to establish...

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New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products

Donald Sobelman and Wendy Hernandez will discuss "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products." Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings in California for products containing chemicals on the State’s list...

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Cannabis Advertisements Prohibited on California Interstates and State Cross-Border Routes

You may have recently received a notice from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and/or the California Department of Public Health regarding billboard advertisements featuring cannabis products and...

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Cannabis Industry, Including CBD Products, Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

Updated Proposition 65 warning requirements for cannabis products came into effect on January 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone offering for sale cannabis products in California—including hemp-derived CBD products—must provide an appropriate warning...

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SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor” – Here Are 5 Key Takeaways

The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 that expand the definition of “accredited investor” by adding new categories of eligibility based on professional knowledge...

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Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

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Alternatives to Bankruptcy in the Cannabis Sector

Recreational or medicinal cannabis is now legal in 35 states and the District of Columbia. But cannabis is still a  Schedule I controlled substance  under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which presents a host...

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