Class One (1) – CHEMICALS, primarily for use in industry, science, agriculture, forestry, or horticulture. Particularly: Compost; preservative salts for non-foodstuffs; some food additives; natural plastics; unprocessed (not raw) resins; industrial adhesives; Particularly NOT: Raw natural resins (IC 2); medical chemicals (IC 5); fungicides, herbicides, and most pesticides (IC 5). Class Two (2) – PAINTS,…

Corsearch is pleased to announce that we are offering a CLE Credit Course on the Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry next week, Tuesday, June 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 in downtown Seattle. We are excited to have expert panelists to facilitate the conversation.  Our panelists include cannabis industry leaders in the IP space Peter Becker…

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) filed suit against the operators of United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com, and UPS.green. Their complaint, filed in California’s Central District Court, includes claims of “federal trademark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark infringement, state trademark dilution, state unfair competition, state unfair business practices, state false advertising,…

This week, Neil Juneja starred in the Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast with Bonnie Groessl. During the conversation, they discussed trademark infringement, intellectual property law, and business branding, as well as how to make your mark in a particular field. Neil gave some great advice on getting a foothold in the cannabis industry: pick your expertise and…

How to Start A Cannabis Business – The Legal Stuff You Need to Know This article originally appears on Black Enterprise and is written by Lydia Blanco.  If you are anything like most entrepreneurs looking to get in on the green rush, you’ve probably been doing your research for quite some time now on the ins…

IP Licensing: A Pathway For International Cannabis Branding By Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. This article first appeared in MG Magazine June 2018 The one thing almost everyone knows about cannabis is that it cannot legally cross most borders. In the United States, at least, the law prohibits any cannabis product from…

How similar is too similar when filing for a trademark? Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law PLLC.  How closely does an entity need to guard its name and image? While “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” it is easy to see the confusion that could stem…

Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series: Contributory Infringement Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  In the previous installment of the Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series, we discussed what it looks like when a large company comes after a cannabis manufacturer for trademark infringement. This week’s post has a slightly different flavor. In…

Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series: Gorilla Glue #4 Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  Understanding how to protect your brand from being on the receiving or perpetrating end of trademark infringement is unbelievably important. To illustrate the importance of the topic, we are starting a three-part series on the biggest…

Panelists Discuss Packaging, Experiences and Customer Loyalty Considerations. This article appears on healthcarepackaging.com. It is written by Keren Sookne, Director of Editorial Content. This week’s RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo in Portland, OR, featured a talk on branding and marketing medical and recreational cannabis products, and how to build a strong customer base. Cannabis producers face the same…