Cannabusinesses Ignore Patents at Their Peril

Written by Cathleen Rocco There are 3 points you need to take away from this article: Federal illegality is IRRELEVANT to patentability.  Patents are assets and revenue sources, not irrecoverable costs  You ignore patent protection at your peril.  The following story is true – the names have been changed to protect the innocent.  I have

By |2020-10-05T14:52:52-06:00October 5th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

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|

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|
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