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The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab

The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached registration capacity, however, there is a waiting list that you can add your name to by calling 212.382.6663. Please be advised that we will contact those on the waiting list only if there are any cancellations and on a first-called-first-contacted basis. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

Wine will be provided.

Program Fee: 
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Member

With a push to legalize cannabis in New York this year, pending federal legislation to protect financial institutions from federal prosecution for servicing cannabis businesses, and the first cannabis patent infringement action surviving an early challenge in Colorado district court in April, the cannabis industry is quickly maturing. There is a rush to stake claims to valuable intellectual property and ethics related issues for attorneys who advise cannabis clients. The panel will discuss the evolution of the U.S. cannabis industry and its IP assets, current regulatory landscape at the state and federal level, and branding and trademark issues for cannabis businesses.

Catriona Collins
, Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis

Michael Cottler
, Goodwin Procter LLP
Kieran Doyle, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
Patricia H. Heer, Editor and CEO, Cannabis Law Digest
James R. Major, Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
Ryan S. Osterweil, Day Pitney LLP 
Joe Segilia, General Counsel, Terra Tech Corp

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Patents Committee, Philip Hirschhorn, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Drugs & the Law Committee, Luke Schram, Chair 

Related Resource:
If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in these City Bar resources: 

Marijuana Legalization & Regulation resource page
Amending the NY Rules of Professional Conduct to Permit Counselling on the Use of Marijuana Consistent with State Law

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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