Cannabis-Related Patent, TM Filings Increase After Farm Bill

By Anna Halsey, Ann Fort, Joel Bradley and Chris Mann (July 8, 2019, 4:07 PM EDT) -- With the general trend toward legalization of cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, cannabis-related products have begun to play a more significant role in the marketplace.[1] Inevitably, a rush to capitalize on this new and booming market has led to a noticeable increase in the amount of intellectual property protection sought out by the key players in this newfound industry.

Cannabis-Related Patent Filings

One facet of the increase in cannabis-related intellectual property protection is found in filings. As indicated in Table 1 below, patent application filings containing the terms "cannabis," "hemp" and "cannabidiol" have increased consistently over the last two decades...

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