close

Blogs > Cannabis Law Blog

cannabis law

Feb 21, 2019

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Permits CANNABIS CANNIBALS to Proceed with Federal Trademark Registration

In a recent decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) permitted the application for the mark CANNABIS CANNIBALS for “entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring animated cannabis smoking cannibals provided through network or cable TV and the internet” to proceed with federal trademark registration. » Read More

Feb 19, 2019

The Relationship Between FDA Regulations and Cannabis-Based Drug Patents

As already discussed in my earlier blog post here, patentability of cannabis-related inventions is well-settled, as the USPTO has been granting this type of patents for decades. As the FDA begins approving cannabis-based drug products, patent owners in this market space should pay careful attention to the interplay between FDA regulations and patents.» Read More

Feb 15, 2019

Trucker Arrested for Industrial Hemp Transportation Demonstrates Legal Implications for the Future of Cannabis Enforcement and Testing

By now some of you may have heard about the truck driver that was arrested for transporting nearly 7,000 pounds of industrial hemp in the truck he was hauling from Oregon to Colorado. This simple case presents critically important legal and technological issues that will likely plague the legal cannabis industry for years to come: enforcement and testing.» Read More

Feb 04, 2019

The FDA’s Position on Regulating Cannabis Products Post-Farm Bill

As mentioned in our prior blog post here, on December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”).  The bill de-scheduled hemp from being a federally controlled substance, and legalized hemp-derived cannabidiol (“CBD”) provided it meets the legal definition of industrial hemp. » Read More

Feb 01, 2019

No CBD for CBS During the Super Bowl

Last year I blogged about the NFL’s aggressive enforcement of its trademark rights in the SUPER BOWL mark on Norris McLaughlin’s More Than Your Ma®k blog.  (You can check out that post here.)  The NFL clearly understands that trademarks are a mainstay of its brand and so, unsurprisingly, acts aggressively to protect them. » Read More

Jan 22, 2019

The Race Down the Hudson [PODCAST]

Check out Legally Grown’s (and Norris McLaughlin’s) first podcast!  In our inaugural episode, “The Race Down the Hudson,” Keya C. Denner, Chair of our Cannabis Law Practice Group, and Andrew D. Linden, a Member of the firm, discuss where New Jersey and New York stand on legalizing adult use marijuana. » Read More

Jan 17, 2019

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address Proposes Legalized Recreational Use of Marijuana

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address detailed his progressive plan that included legalizing recreational use of marijuana.  The Governor’s proposal was motivated by the swelling popular support for recreational marijuana use and by his estimated $300 million in tax revenues that would eventually be generated. » Read More

Nov 30, 2018

Patentability of Cannabis-Related Inventions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been issuing cannabis-related utility patent applications for decades and applies the same legal standard when reviewing as it does to all other inventions. The validity and enforceability of these issued patents remains less clear.» Read More

Nov 07, 2018

New Jersey Marijuana Social Lounges

So, you’re considering applying for a marijuana retail license after the recreational adult use law is passed in New Jersey. The current version of Senate Bill No. 2703 (August 30, 2018) has several conditions that an applicant for a marijuana retail license must meet in order to have any chance of its application being approved.» Read More

Oct 31, 2018

Trademark Applications for Cannabis-Based Beauty and Wellness Products Rise Exponentially

While the “legal haze” of U.S. trademark registrations is undoubtedly challenging, brand owners of cannabis-related goods in the beauty and wellness industry are up to the challenge.  In the past five years, the trademark applications for these cannabis-related products have exponentially increased. » Read More

Subscribe