Cannabis IP Law – Learn Now or Pay Later

My guest, Luke Zimmerman, of the Law Offices of Luke Zimmerman APC, filed the first state cannabis trademark on Jan 2, 2018, followed by many more applications since then. Luke is one of those hip, bearded, college professor type guys that knows exactly how to relate cannabis to IP law because he has been studying, watching and waiting for when these 2 paths collide, and they are colliding my friends. While editing and getting this week’s episode ready, the first cannabis patent lawsuit was filed by United Cannabis Corporation. While this episode doesn’t go too into detail about plant patents,  we do go into detail about how and where IP… Read More

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The Impending Wave of Lawsuits Coming to the Cannabis Industry

Oh man. I just opened a barrel of lawsuits with this conversation. I’m sincerely worried that this episode is going to add gas to the inevitable cannabis lawsuit fire of 2018…First, I want to give it up to my man, Ian Stewart for an awesome and incredibly illuminating interview! Ian is a Partner in Wilson Elser’s Los Angeles office. He is chair of the Wilson Elser’s Cannabis Law Practice Team. We met while serving as chairs for the C.L.A.B. LA chapter in 2017. Ian didn’t skip a beat when it came to answering my questions. Do you know why that is? It’s because the questions I asked aren’t new, and… Read More

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