The federal prohibition of marijuana in the U.S. has made it difficult for cannabis businesses to protect their brand identity, even when they are operating legitimately under state law. 

Partner Jeffrey Johnson and Vedad Tabich co-authored the final article in a three-part series of articles that explore alternative ways to protect a cannabis business's brand identity in the absence of a right to obtain a federal trademark registration.

Jeffrey Johnson leads the firm's Cannabis practice and is a member of Pryor Cashman's Intellectual Property, Corporate, and Technology Groups; Vedad's admission to the New York Bar is pending. Partner Teresa Lee, who co-chairs Pryor Cashman's Trademark Practice, also contributed to the article.

Read the final publication in the three-part series in the  Cannabis Business Executive.

Previous articles in the series can be viewed here: Part 1 and Part 2.

Originally published by Pryor Cashman, on June 2020

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