Mondaq Article: United States: Legalized But Not Recognized: Brand Protection Without Federal Registration

Mondaq Article: United States: Legalized But Not Recognized: Brand Protection Without Federal Registration

The federal prohibition of marijuana in the U.S. has made it difficult for cannabis businesses to protect their brand identity, even when they are operating legitimately under state law.

Partner Jeffrey Johnson and Vedad Tabich co-authored the first in a series of three articles where we will explore alternative ways to protect a cannabis business’s brand identity in the absence of a right to obtain a federal trademark registration.

Jeffrey Johnson leads the firm’s Cannabis practice and is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Intellectual Property, Corporate, and Technology Groups; Vedad’s admission to the New York Bar is pending. Partner Teresa Lee, who co-chairs Pryor Cashman’s Trademark Practice, also contributed to the article.

Read the first publication in the three-part series in Cannabis Business Executive.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

Source:  https://www.mondaq.com/Article/904582?email_access=on

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