The Great State Divide—Cannabidiol Restrictions to Cannabis Trademarks

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While the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis, a Schedule 1 substances, is illegal under federal law, the government has made clear that if a state passes a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, it can do so, as long as a regulatory system is in place. Navigating between state […]

Spotlight: Brandon Adams Lands the Cover of Inventors Digest

We first met with Brandon Adams in 2012, during the preparation and filing of his first patent and trademark applications.  This young man’s exceptional ambition to innovate has continued to grow over the past few years, and has now been recognized on the cover of the July 2015 edition of Inventors Digest.  The magazine tells of his entrepreneurial journey. Brandon’s first patent-protected invention, the Arctic […]

Well, that .SUCKS! A New Domain could Harm your Brand

Starting March 30th, the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) “.sucks” will be available for registration.  The most commonly known gTLD’s are .com, .net, and .edu.  The new .sucks  gTLD is one of over a thousand new and forthcoming gTLD’s approved by the non-profit corporation, ICANN, which oversees the unique identifiers commonly referred to as domain […]

Japan and Canada Modifying Trademark Laws

Recently, Japan and Canada announced upcoming changes to their respective trademark laws.  These forthcoming changes add broader protection and greater flexibility to each country’s respective trademark laws. Canada Canada is preparing for a number of significant changes to their trademark system that will take effect sometime in 2016.  As part of a trade agreement with […]