IP and the 4 Lanes Of Cannabis Commerce

In a recent article, Bob Hoban observed that cannabis commerce can be divided among 4 commercial lanes Recreational cannabis High-end “craft” strains Mass-marketed generic products Pharmaceuticals Wellness and food products (CPGs - edibles, cosmetics & nutraceuticals) Industrial hemp, which can be further divided into Fuels Plastics, Textiles, Paper, and Construction materials Biomass for cannabinoid extraction

By |2020-09-17T10:48:23-06:00September 17th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

Cannabis Trademark 101

Written By: Brandon Dorsky A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product. Trademarks are meant to serve as source identifiers that signal to a consumer the origin(s) of a product or service.   Both the federal government and state governments allow for the

By |2020-09-15T12:58:16-06:00September 15th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

Trademarks for Cannabusinesses

Written By: Cathleen Rocco Most cannabis entrepreneurs are well aware of the importance of branding.  The cannabis market is highly competitive, and distinctive, evocative branding can mean the difference between lackluster sales and a blockbuster business. Cannabusinesses Brand Identity Creating strong brand identity starts with the selection and clearance of distinctive brand identifiers - words,

By |2020-07-30T09:27:26-06:00July 27th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

CBD, Amazon Distribution Channel and Trademarks

CBD and Regulatory Compliance As the market CBD products continues to explode, changes to regulatory compliance has reached the mega e-commerce retailer. Amazon.com is the largest on-line retailer in the United States and has overcome numerous obstacles to arrive in this position.  Kevin Fortin has worked with enforcement of IP rights including trademark on platforms

By |2020-07-27T14:35:18-06:00June 11th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

Why Intellectual Property Protection is Critical To Your Cannabusiness

Written By Craig Small Senior Attorney at Hoban Law Group For any business to be successful it must constantly strive to maximize diverse revenue generating streams while minimizing the costs of doing do. For most businesses, the development and monetization of an intellectual property portfolio that encompasses patents, trademarks, copyright, brands, goodwill, and trade secrets

By |2020-06-19T17:18:26-06:00May 26th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

Intellectual Property Considerations for Cannabis and Hemp Companies

Research, product development and marketing represent the biggest costs for a cannabis company.  At the same time, many cannabis products are easily copied by unscrupulous competitors, who profit while avoiding the costs of bringing those products to market.  So, what can cannabis companies do about copycats? At stake in such situations is the investment of

By |2020-03-11T09:35:25-06:00March 9th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|
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