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May 06, 2019

USPTO Issues First Guidance on Examination of Cannabis Trademark Applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued helpful guidance on the examination of cannabis trademark applications.  This guidance is the USPTO’s first pronouncement of how it will evaluate the legal use in commerce requirement for trademark applications covering cannabis goods and services.   » Read More

Oct 31, 2018

The Exponential Rise of Trademark Applications for Cannabis-Based Beauty and Wellness Products

In a blog post earlier this year, I wrote about the legal haze in seeking U.S. trademark registrations for trademark owners of cannabis-related goods and services.  While seeking federal trademark registration is undoubtedly challenging, the hurdles are not a complete bar to registration.  » Read More

Aug 06, 2018

How Cannabis Trademark Owners Can Face Trademark Registration Challenges

In order for trademark owners to build brand recognition and value, trademark registration and enforcement are vital.  Trademark owners of cannabis goods and services, however, will find themselves running into many challenges when it comes to federal trademark registration.  This is due to the United States Trademark Office’s current position to deny registrations for trademarks covering goods and services that involve marijuana.  » Read More