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USPTO Issues CBD Trademark Guidelines in Light of 2018 Farm Bill: Key Takeaways

By George "Trey" Lyons, III, Eric Moran, Nicole Grimm, and Brett Scott — Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released its new guidelines on how it will examine federal trademark applications for cannabidiol (CBD) products in light of … Continue reading

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Cannabis Trademarks – The USPTO Issues New Guidance

By Justin McNaughton, Senior Counsel The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) continues to wrangle with cannabis trademarks.  On May 2, 2109, it issued new guidance for examiners on how to handle them.  Arguably, the USPTO’s new guidance is the … Continue reading

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USPTO issues Examination Guidelines for Post-Farm Bill Examination of Trademarks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services

      After months of uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) was going to be handling trademark applications that recite cannabis-related goods and services following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, the PTO issued Examination … Continue reading

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Congress Poised to Align Courts with USPTO on 101 Reform

Senate/House Outline Follows USPTO’s Top-Down Approach The USPTO released Revised Guidance on Patent Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 back in January. The Guidelines simplified the case law by presenting a top-down approach to distill the morass of case law … Continue reading

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USPTO find two male torso-shaped perfume bottles confusingly similar

The USPTO recently refused registration of the 3D mark filed by Coscentra B.V. shown below left (colour is not claimed as a feature of the mark) for goods ultimately identified as “Perfumery, essential oils, articles for body- and beauty-care, namely, … Continue reading

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