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How Will California Accept Cannabis Trademark Applications?

The National Law Review gives a more detailed overview than most about California’s move to accept applications for cannabis-related trademarks.   With the New Year, the California Secretary of State announced that it is now accepting applications for cannabis-related trademarks.  This is welcome news for California cannabis businesses, which have struggled to obtain protection for … Read more

Press Release: Protect your Marijuana Strain using Blockchain and (UPC) Universal Product Code.

Here’s a press release from Florida based Certified, Inc.  who say they can offer a solution to business owners/growers pursuing Marijuana brand (strain) authentication by assisting brand owners validating their brands.   Here’s what they say about themselves Certified is a World Wide Tier-1 UPC Code Database Provider with the capabilities of providing a UPC … Read more

Cannabis Industry Sector Trademarking Strain Names Like There’s No Tomorrow

If you are a trademark lawyer working in the sector or based in California this, we’d suggest, is a must read article. Business Insider talks with cannabis delivery service, Pot Valet, who say, intellectual property rights for cannabis strains are a growing, yet dangerous trend. Pot Valet believe cannabis growing companies are creating their own marijuana … Read more