The reason we register a trademark is to prevent competitors from “infringing” on our mark in a way that confuses consumers about the source of goods or services.

A Trademark is a brand name, such as any word, symbol, device or any combination, or packaging, smells, sounds and architectural designs use identify and distinguish the goods of one person from another, and to indicate the source of the good/services.

While cannabis itself cannot be registered federally with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you may register cannabis related products such as: Clothing, dietary supplements and non-cannabis products.

Additionally, beginning January 1, 2018, cannabis-related trademarks may be registered in California, provided (a) the mark is lawfully in use in commerce within the state; and (b) the mark is consistent with the classification of goods or services listed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Note: It is vital hire a reputable attorney to research your brand to determine if other similarities are found.

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