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 the 2018 Farm Bill. While these new guidelines are encouraging for canna-businesses that manufacture, market, and sell CBD products, considering the carve outs and caveats included therein, it may end up begging more questions than it answers. Below are a few key takeaways: The New Guidelines Delineate between Federal Trademark Protection for CBD Products Based on Source and THC Concentration…

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