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Whether you’re in an early start-up phase or preparing to go public, HPS Law Group understands the needs of businesses and owners.

We offer a variety of corporate legal and intellectual property services, tailored to the demands of companies, individuals and entrepreneurs.  We provide clarity, guidance and strategic business law counsel to our clients as they establish their entities, invent, raise financing and buy or sell assets.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets &

Entertainment Law

ESTATE PLANNING

Wills and Trusts

BUSINESS LAW

Startup, Corporate Structuring & Business Transactions

Trademarks – Hemp, Cannabis & the Farm Bill

Trademarks - Hemp, Cannabis and 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...

Charlotte’s Web Holding Obtains Hemp Patent

Charlotte's Web Holdings (CWBHF) has been awarded the first U.S. patent for a specific hemp cultivar. The patent was awarded on July 2, 2019 for "a new and distinct hemp cultivar designated as 'CQ2A.'" The patent states that “‘CW2A’ is a selection resulting from...

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...

Amazon Intellectual Property Take Down

Do you sell on Amazon and have received that dreaded notice from the Seller Performance Team that your account has been suspended due to Intellectual Property Infringement? Your heart sinks because you have $10k-20k of merchandise now sitting at Amazon's distribution...

Trademarks – Logo, Words, or Both

Trademarks can include company names, product names, logos, slogans, and designs used to identify and distinguish your company's goods or services. The mark can be words, sign, symbol, or design that identifies the business and owners. I have many clients that have...

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...

In-N-Out Sues Smashburger over Trademark Infringement

I came across an interesting article today about In-N-Out, one of my favorite burger joints, suing Smashburger for trademark infringement. The complaint that In-N-Out filed on August 28 in California claims that Smashburger’s “Triple Double” burger is too similar to...

How to Protect Your Trademark in Foreign Countries

Globalization and digital technology have made the world seem like a much smaller place. And though the enhanced ability to reach international markets can be a major advantage for your business, it also opens up new complications with intellectual property rights....

Trade Secrets…What are They?

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("UTSA") defines a "trade secret" as: "information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process that: Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known...

Trademarks – Censor Not Included

Last year the United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case Matal v. Tam which stated that the provisions of the Lanham Act's prohibiting the registration of trademarks that may "disparage" persons,...

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