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Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

The Global/Mexico Trademark Landscape In a world where trademark identity is often a company’s most valuable asset, protecting that identity in foreign markets is crucial. Mexico, with its growing economy and strategic geographic location, has become a hotspot for many international companies. However, without a solid understanding of its trademark regulations, companies run the risk

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Canna Law Blog

Cannabis Brands and China: An Emerging IP Challenge

Cannabis Brands and China Challenges Cannabis brands account for a sizeable component of my law firm’s intellectual property work (and, indeed, our work generally). Historically, there has been little overlap between our cannabis and China practice areas, beyond our representing a number of cannabis ancillary product companies on their China manufacturing matters. This is starting to change,

Cannabis and China trademarks
China Law Blog

Cannabis Brands and China: An Emerging IP Challenge

Cannabis Brands and China Challenges Cannabis brands account for a sizeable component of my law firm’s intellectual property work (and, indeed, our work generally). Historically, there has been little overlap between our cannabis and China practice areas, beyond our representing a number of cannabis ancillary product companies on their China manufacturing matters. This is starting

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Top 5 E-Commerce Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

E-commerce businesses are easy targets for lawsuits. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar businesses, everything e-commerce businesses do is online for billions of people to see with the click of a button. So, the massive uptick in e-commerce litigation in recent years should not surprise anybody. Despite these increased risks for e-commerce businesses, many make massive mistakes in

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Canna Law Blog

Germany’s Cannabis Act

Germany has taken an important step toward cannabis legalization, with the release by the Health Ministry of the draft Cannabis Act (Cannabisgesetz or CanG). According to the Ministry, the bill seeks “to legalize private cultivation by adults for personal consumption as well as communal, non-commercial cultivation of cannabis in cultivation associations.” For more information on

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Canna Law Blog

Cannabis Litigation: Defaults and Default Judgments

One thing to know about litigation is that timing is everything. Many clients that come to us are unaware that the process of litigating is governed by a series of statutorily-defined deadlines and schedules. Failing to abide by those deadlines can have huge effects on a litigant’s position in a lawsuit. One of the worst

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Canna Law Blog

Germany Unveils Sweeping Cannabis Legalization Plan

European Union member states tend to be very conservative when it comes to cannabis legalization. With a few exceptions, most member states prohibit cannabis altogether. Other countries decriminalize cannabis and a handful have adopted modest medical marijuana programs. Germany, the EU’s biggest economy and arguably most influential nation, has been on the path towards recreational

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Key Terminology for Web3

Today’s internet looks radically different from the static HTML pages of the 1990s, and it’s still evolving. New words like “Metaverse” and “Bitcoin” are now mainstream, and many speculate a new digital revolution is underway. Enter Web 3.0. What Is Web3? Web3 is a decentralized future version of the internet characterized by technology trends like

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Canna Law Blog

Distressed Cannabis Business Takeaways

On February 28th, we put on a webinar on “Distressed Cannabis Businesses” webinar. In that webinar, Griffen, Ethan, and Vince discussed the current financial and economic pressure the entire cannabis industry is facing today. We covered reorganization, litigation, dissolution, M&A, receivership, secured interests, and liquidation. And we of course discussed how state-by-state cannabis regulations impacts all