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Online CLE U.S. Cannabis CLE

Trademark Protection for the U.S. Cannabis Industry: Dealing with Threats and Challenges

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Intellectual Property Law (CLE)Live Webcast
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Add to Calendar 03/10/2020 3:00 pm 03/10/2020 5:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Trademark Protection for the U.S. Cannabis Industry: Dealing with Threats and Challenges If you haven’t registered for this event please click here:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=133482\r\n Despite its widespread legalization in many U.S. states, the “use in commerce” of cannabis and related products is still considered illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This legal barrier leaves cannabis-related trademarks unprotected under federal law making it vulnerable to infringement. Without substantial changes at the federal level, trademark protection for cannabis companies will always be difficult. \n \nHowever, cannabis companies seeking to protect their brands are not entirely without recourse. \n \nListen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding trademark protection for U.S. cannabis companies. This LIVE Webcast aims to help trademark owners and their counsel address current and emerging threats concerning brand protection. \n \nKey topics include: \n \n \n Cannabis Trademarks and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) \n Recent Legal Developments: \n \n USPTO Guidance \n 2018 Farm Bill \n \n \n Current and Emerging Issues \n Brand Protection Strategies \n Outlook \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/u-s-cannabis-trademark-protection/

Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE U.S. Cannabis Webinar. Despite its widespread legalization in many U.S. states, the “use in commerce” of cannabis and related products is still considered illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This legal barrier leaves cannabis-related trademarks unprotected under federal law making it vulnerable to infringement. Without substantial changes at the federal level, trademark protection for cannabis companies will always be difficult.

However, cannabis companies seeking to protect their brands are not entirely without recourse.

Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding trademark protection for U.S. cannabis companies. This LIVE Webcast aims to help trademark owners and their counsel address current and emerging threats concerning brand protection.

Key topics include:

  • Cannabis Trademarks and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
  • Recent Legal Developments:
    • USPTO Guidance
    • 2018 Farm Bill
  • Current and Emerging Issues
  • Brand Protection Strategies
  • Outlook

Agenda

Christopher R. Stanton, Attorney
Merchant & Gould P.C.

Melissa N. Subjeck, Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

Who Should Attend

  • Trademark Lawyers
  • Trademark Specialists
  • Intellectual Property Professionals
  • Cannabis Lawyers
  • Dispensary Owners and Retailers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Brand Owners
  • Brand Managers

Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Christopher R. Stanton, Attorney
Merchant & Gould P.C.

Melissa N. Subjeck, Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Christopher R. StantonAttorneyMerchant & Gould P.C.

Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Melissa N. SubjeckPartnerHodgson Russ LLP

Melissa is an experienced business litigator who represents prominent national corporations in complex contract, intellectual property, employment, and business disputes, as well as professional malpractice matters. Melissa’s extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes.

Melissa also leads the firm’s Cannabis and Hemp Practice, Agriculture Practice and Equine Practice, assisting clients with the unique and challenging issues faced in these industries. Melissa’s knowledge of these industries makes her particularly adept at protecting the diverse legal needs of agricultural operations, horse owners, breeders, trainers, and equestrian facilities, and those in the emerging cannabis field. Melissa represents clients in a broad range of matters, including those related to litigation, dispute resolution, and industry specific contracts.


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Online CLE U.S. Cannabis

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of trademark law

Course Code:
   148332

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Established in 1817, Hodgson Russ is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States.  Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with offices in New York City, Toronto (practice restricted to U.S. law), Albany, Saratoga Springs and Palm Beach, Hodgson Russ has nearly 200 attorneys providing client-focused premier service in all areas of U.S. law. Our firm philosophy is focused on stellar client service and our mission is to provide exceptional value to our clients through outstanding responsiveness, high-quality work, and efficient management of the matters entrusted to us.

Website: https://www.hodgsonruss.com

Melissa is an experienced business litigator who represents prominent national corporations in complex contract, intellectual property, employment, and business disputes, as well as professional malpractice matters. Melissa’s extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes.

Melissa also leads the firm’s Cannabis and Hemp Practice, Agriculture Practice and Equine Practice, assisting clients with the unique and challenging issues faced in these industries. Melissa’s knowledge of these industries makes her particularly adept at protecting the diverse legal needs of agricultural operations, horse owners, breeders, trainers, and equestrian facilities, and those in the emerging cannabis field. Melissa represents clients in a broad range of matters, including those related to litigation, dispute resolution, and industry specific contracts.

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