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Intellectual Property

What You Should Ask About Intellectual Property Before Investing in a Cannabis Company: An IP Due Diligence Primer

By Rod S. Berman and Jessica Bromall Sparkman Published in the April/May 2019 issue of CannaInvestor Magazine The cannabis industry is the new investment frontier. Consider the capital investment by Constellation Brands in Canada’s Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis’s acquisition of Mexico’s Farmaciea Magistrales, Coca-Cola’s discussions with Aurora Cannabis to develop CBD infused drinks, CannaCraft and […]

Intellectual Property

IP Frontline: Why Early Trademark Filing Is Crucial In China

A recent trademark ruling in China has underscored the importance of early filing of trademark applications – for both the brand names themselves, as well as the Chinese versions of the brand names (i.e., the brand’s phonetic equivalent and meaning equivalent written in Chinese characters) – any time a brand owner’s future plans may include […]