There are a host of challenges for cannabis companies with regard to compliance. But let’s go ahead and add one more to the list—your website.
New label requirements mandated by California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), as well as the proposed emergency regulations issued by the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities on November 16, 2017, are a departure from current practice, and could subject cultivators, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers to liability if not addressed.
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The following headline immediately evokes a favorite quote from The Big Lebowski: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/The-Eagles-Sue-Hotel-California-in-Trademark-11115786.php Yes, the Eagles are suing the actual Hotel California (located in Baja) for trademark infringement. To those of you familiar enough with trademark law to currently be thinking, 'Wait, I thought you couldn't trademark singular song or album titles,' you're intuition is spot on. So what kind of case do Don Henley & Co. have against this establishment, particularly given that the Eagles are not well known for their actual, physical hotel services? Good question. Hotel California Baja has several senior trademark registrations/applications on the Principal Register, while the Eagles management company only filed their first application for "Hotel California" this past January, in conjunction with a list of knick-knacky gift shop fare. Will this turn out to be a battle over merch? Or should the parties settle and Take It Easy?
Come checkout an encore presentation of my Work-For-Hire Workshop, hosted by California Lawyers for the Arts in Berkeley on May 10 at 7:00pm.
Registration available here: https://www.showclix.com/event/cla-berkeley-work-made-for-hire-5-10-17