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Trademarks

National Small Business Week

How New, Small Business Owners Can (and Should) Be Protecting Their Brand

Your new business is your baby, after all. Don't you want to protect your baby?

Building Cannabis IP Includes Both Your Brand and Your Technology

Federal law is no help when it comes to protecting cannabis intellectual property but there are many effective workarounds.

Remember Slice Soda? It's Back -- But Very Different.

Why these entrepreneurs bet on nostalgia for the old soda brand.

Protecting Your IP Is (No Surprise) Even Harder in the Cannabis Business

Asking the federal government for a patent or trademark on anything cannabis related is harder than with ordinary IP.

Procter & Gamble Wants to Trademark WTF and LOL

The company isn't the first to try and own something that is publicly and widely used.

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