[Webinar] Up in Smoke – Navigating the Conflict Between State Law and Federal Law Concerning Cannabis Products While Advising Clients on IP Matters - September 23rd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

September 23rd, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

FOR: US Meritas Member Contacts and members of the US/Canada Cannabis/Marijuana and Global Intellectual Property Groups

With the legalization of cannabis in various states, but the continued classification of cannabis as a controlled substance under federal law, there are many pitfalls to beware of and benefits provided by federal law that business owners are unable to avail themselves of. Relevant here, business owners are mostly unable to avail themselves of the benefits provided by the USPTO, such as trademark and patent registration. This presentation will include a general discussion of the state of the law as it applies to cannabis, federally and in certain states, and that discussion will be followed by multiple hypothetical situations and suggested methods through which practitioners can assist their clients in protecting their intellectual property until cannabis is removed from the Controlled Substance Act, permitting business owners to avail themselves of the benefits of federal law.

About the Presenter

Josh Escovedo
Weintraub | Tobin
Sacramento, California, USA

Josh is an experienced trial attorney, and a member of the firm’s litigation, intellectual property, and real estate practice groups. While Josh is based in the Sacramento office, he serves various clients throughout the State of California, and across the United States.

Josh maintains a general litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving real property and intellectual property (specifically, trademark and copyright). In addition to those two practice areas, Josh handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters for clients in various industries, including, but not limited to, hospitality, real estate, sports and entertainment, agriculture, and construction.

In addition to Josh’s litigation practice, Josh assists clients with trademark and copyright clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement. As a result, Josh has extensive experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. Josh has also successfully handled various matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend at the above time or if you do not receive the referenced confirmation email, please email Krystle Dahl. A recording of the webinar will be available approximately one week after the webinar and can be sent directly to you.


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