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Cannabis Law Blog

News and analysis focusing on the full spectrum of cannabis-related issues facing businesses, investors, financial institutions and all levels of government throughout the United States


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Outlook Hazy For Cannabis TMs Under Unlawful Use Doctrine

It is established, for now, that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will not register a trademark used for cannabis or cannabis-related goods or services (other than hemp) because, to be registerable under the Lanham Act, a mark must be in lawful use in commerce, and cannabis products remain unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act — even in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana has been legalized.[1] Read More ›