Federal Hemp Law

Three Economic Benefits of the Hemp Industry

2019-06-12T11:54:47-05:00June 5th, 2019|

As a dominant crop in the colonial times, hemp is a renewable resource that refines into textiles, paper, beauty products and more. However, the industry’s steam diminished with the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. With the government’s heightening fears about marijuana (see ​“Reefer Madness” [1936]​), all forms of cannabis sativa plants - [...]

New Policy for CBD and Hemp Trademark Registrations

2019-06-11T21:12:10-05:00May 17th, 2019|

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released Examination Guide 1-19. This guide serves as the USPTO’s new policy for reviewing products and services derived from industrial hemp. The Examination Guide clarifies the procedures used by the USPTO to examine marks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and services. [...]