United States: Federal Trademark Considerations For Cannabis/CBD Goods And Services

United States: Federal Trademark Considerations For Cannabis/CBD Goods And Services

Last Updated: November 19 2019 Article byKara ThorvaldsenandMichelle Gallagher Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP Published At: http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=865638&email_access=on Trademark filings related to cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have experienced tsunami-like growth over the course of multiple years due to a combination of factors, including the dramatic rise of states formally legalizing cannabis goods and services, and a greater understanding of the many products and services that have beneficial utility with cannabis/CBD ingredients. On the federal level, full legalization remains elusive, but there is a steady march toward allowance of certain goods and services in the general field of cannabis, as additional research is conducted overall on the potential impact cannabis/CBDderived ingredients may have in certain uses. The most recent federal law to address potential legal uses of cannabis/CBDderived goods is the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, colloquially known as the 2018 Farm Bill. Signed into law on December 20, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill formally acknowledges that hemp, defined as the plant “Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not,…

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