Posts Tagged: Cannabis


Recent Insights into Cannabis-Related IP Rights in Brazil

The authorization of consumption of Cannabis derivative products in several countries has led to the rapid development of a robust industry around such products. However, Brazilian legislation …

CBD Wins with USPTO’s New Examination Guide for Cannabis Marks, but Lawful Use Requirements Remain Intact

On May 2, 2019, the USPTO issued a new examination guide titled “Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services after Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill.” A …
By Magdalena Berger
7 months ago 0

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Navigating California’s Complex Cannabis Industry

As of now, ten states have legalized recreational cannabis. Twenty-one other states allow medicinal use of cannabis, many of which are expected to legalize recreational cannabis in …
By Dr. Dariush Adli
8 months ago 0

U.S. Cannabis Inventions on the Rise As Legal Marijuana Market Grows

The shifting status of marijuana from an illegal controlled substance to regulated medicinal product to, in some jurisdictions, legalized recreational activity has created a market that promises …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 3

The Complicated Relationship Between IP Law & Cannabis

For the innovators capitalizing on the legal growth, distribution, and commercial sale of cannabis, the procurement of intellectual property rights can go a long way in the …
By Carly Klein
1 year ago 0

As cannabis patent filings increase, are food and beverage companies positioned to benefit?

Early protection of intellectual property rights is a critical component in any business’ efforts to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace. A recent report has found …
By Paul Bremmer
1 year ago 0

United Cannabis Responds: Highly enriched extracts of plant cannabinoids are inventive

I note that the ‘911 patent claims are novel and inventive because they are directed to never before made liquid formulations of highly enriched extracts of plant cannabinoids. …
By Jesús M. Vázquez
1 year ago 2

Cannabis Extract Patent Assertion Underscores Issue of Limited Prior Art for Marijuana Inventions

The suit, filed in the District of Colorado, involves the assertion of cannabis patent claims covering liquid formulations of highly enriched extracts of plant cannabinoids... United Cannabis …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 13

Navigating the Maze of International Cannabis Trademarks

Some have dubbed it the modern-day gold rush while skeptics warn of the hostile attitude of the current administration in Washington D.C. Whatever the view there …
By Nuzayra Haque
3 years ago 3

Schedule I status for marijuana prompts TTAB to deny trademark registration for JUJU Joints

A decision to deny trademark registration for two marks to be used on marijuana related goods was handed down in late October by the USPTO’s Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

How Can You Protect Cannabis-based Intellectual Property Under Federal Prohibition?

What started as a curiosity in Colorado and Washington state in 2012 could have gained the momentum of a juggernaut: marijuana legalization. Now with California and other states …
By Derek Handova
3 years ago 3