The Hoban Minute – 32 Hoban Law Group’s Cathleen Rocco | Securing Patent and Trademark Rights: Whether or Not you Can Patent Cannabis Varieties?

Bob and Eric sit down with California-based Hoban Law Group Attorney, Cathleen Rocco to discuss the options cannabis operators have to protect their intellectual property, the risks CBD manufacturers take on who don’t patent their formulations, and whether or not high-THC cannabis varieties are able to be patented through Plant Variety Protection (PVP).

Hoban Law Group created The Hoban Minute to get closer to our network, highlight the many voices that make up this multifaceted global industry and provide a broader perspective on cannabis, hemp, and marijuana international markets.

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