“Trademarks and Cannabis” — Current Approaches
On June 2, 2018, Managing Attorney James Creedon spoke on approaches to trademark protection in the cannabis industry. Presenting to the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, James discussed the most recent changes in the treatment of CBD by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the increasing role of the Food and Drug Administration in the trademark review process. For trademark practitioners not familiar with the world of cannabis, he provided an overview of the key terminology and legal framework to be aware of, and worked through three main approaches to obtaining trademark protection in this area. Concluding with the ethical issues involved and the importance of providing Complete Counsel, James invited those attorneys interested in this growing area to contact him and become part of the discussion.