Nacho Taco Tuesday

The LA Lakers superstar LeBron James recently took a big “L” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) in his attempt to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday.”1 James uses the phrase on his Instagram page “to let people know it is his family’s taco night,”2 and filed an … Read more about Nacho Taco Tuesday

Firm Attends FDA Hearing on Cannabis and Derived Products

  Last Friday, May 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held their first public hearing regarding cannabis and cannabis-derived products.  Influenced by the recent market boom of hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products, the FDA’s hearing presented an opportunity for industry … Read more about Firm Attends FDA Hearing on Cannabis and Derived Products

USPTO Issues Hemp Guidance

Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released an official examination guide in response to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) and associated applications. While the guide offers some clarity for the federal registration of trademarks … Read more about USPTO Issues Hemp Guidance

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks

Securing federal trademark protection for products derived from industrial hemp has proven to be a challenge for many in the industry. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO) categorically denies any trademark application that is submitted for an “illegal” product or service.1 Up … Read more about The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks