As the cannabis industry grows and professionalizes, especially in the U.S., issues surrounding how to effectively protect intellectual property within the industry are coming to the fore with increased frequency. And in an industry that (generally) remains illegal at the federal level, these issues can be fraught. In this episode of our series, our panelists will walk through Intellectual Property issues specific to the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry, including how business can (and in some cases cannot) protect their brands, trademarks, and patents. We’ll also discuss notable litigation in the space, and how businesses can best position themselves for success in the future.
Jack O’Connor is a partner in Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger’s Chicago office. Jack represents business clients in both healthy and distressed situations, and concentrates his practice in the areas… Read More
Chelsie Spencer is a cannabis and hemp attorney. She is a founding member of Ritter Spencer PLLC. Chelsie practices in the areas of medical marijuana and hemp and represents clients… Read More
Jessica currently serves as an attorney at Bressler Amery & Ross, as well as outside General Counsel for the national organization Minorities for Medical Marijuana. Jessica also sits on the… Read More