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Trademarks – Hemp, Cannabis & the Farm Bill

Hemp Cannabis & the Farm Bill – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-19: Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services After Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The guide provided companies with the guidance needed when filing a hemp related trademark.

Copyright – A Derivative Work

Have you ever wondered how people use part of an existing story, or picture to create something new and not get sued by the original owner? Your "new" or "original" work build off an existing work is called a derivative work. Derivative WorkA derivative work is a work...

Usefulness of a Trademark

I was asked this last week by a potential client why should I get a trademark, and what will it do for my company. Aren't I just wasting money filing for a trademark if I my patent is expired on my product? So to give a premise I want to go into a little background of...

How Your Legal and Financial Decisions Can Impact Your Marketing for the Better (or the Worse) In the Eyes of Your Prospective Customers and Clients

Running a small business often means you play a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it’s drafting client contracts or taking inventory, it’s likely you have a hand in all aspects of your business. Marketing is no exception. And knowing how to create an efficient marketing...