Planting The Seeds For IP Protection Of Marijuana Brands

Law360, New York (December 22, 2015, 10:31 AM EST) -- There is little question that there is a sea change occurring regarding the legalization of marijuana. A majority of Americans are now in favor of its decriminalization, and four states (and the District of Columbia, subject to the approval of Congress) now permit recreational use of the drug. Only 22 states prohibit the drug under any circumstances. Billions of dollars are being invested into the marijuana industry, tens of millions of dollars are being raised by states taxing its legal sales, and with all that money comes questions about the best means to protect intellectual property in marijuana brands and their related products....

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