Intellectual Property Rights and Marijuana–A Seminar
Above is a picture of bindles of seeds. Some of the seeds are ones that could be found anywhere. Some are bred for specific areas. Many growers here have worked years on perfecting seed stock. But with the legalization or partial legalization that medical marijuana creates, their seed stock might not be protected as theirs. Some growers are attempting to create brands that reflect their farms or co-ops. But unless they do it right, they might be working in vain.
A new workshop tomorrow in Berkeley aims to help all those whose inventions, innovations and logos might be vulnerable to annexation by others. According to the flyer,
The medical marijuana industry is moving from the
shadows to unchartered legitimate legal landscape. From specialty
cannabis shops to licensed dispensaries, medical marijuana brands
are growing like “weeds,” but are these businesses protecting their
most valuable assets in their trademarks, copyrights and other
intellectual property? How can this evolving industry build and protect
I hope someone from Humboldt is going…
Thanks to David Downs from East Bay Express who has some of the most comprehensive links to marijuana stories out there.