Arizona Bar members gathered early November 2019 to discuss the legal framework of the Cannabis business locally and nationally.  Business and trademark attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta participated in the panel, contributing his expertise in several aspects of the laws and regulations that affect the cannabis businesses. Cannabis in Arizona is legal for medical purposes since 2010 but illegal for recreational use. Still, there are important considerations to note. Here is the lowdown in 5 bullets.
Ivan Carreño wants to share his cultural heritage with you, and he and his partner, Abel Arriaga, are putting millennial fervor into distributing Mezcal Carreño. Mezcal (/mɛˈskæl/, Spanish: [mesˈkal] is an ancient spirit, similar to tequila, but from a different geographical area in Mexico, particularly from Oaxaca. It tastes different because it comes from different agave varietals, soils, and geography, which imprint distinctive terroir. Mezcal with History Ivan’s family started making mezcal in 1904 producing the
Amazon, the e-commerce giant, wants all people to sell. In the now distant beginnings, Amazon only sold books. Later, it transformed itself into an e-commerce juggernaut who sells everything to everybody, creating the click-and-deliver consumer culture. Amazon no longer sells mass-scale products coming only from corporate vendors, but it is aggressively attracting small producers, mom-and-pop shops, entrepreneurs and others who sell in smaller scale. In short, everybody is invited to join Amazon as a seller

Trademark Scams

Scammers and thieves are invading many aspects of business and our lives. Who has not received an e-mail from the “Nigerian Prince” asking for money? Some scams are crude, repetitive and primitive and have played for years such as the Nigerian Prince e-mail, one of the longest-running internet frauds. Nowadays, scammers are becoming sophisticated, and actively searching in government agencies’ public records and databases such as the United Patent and Trademark Office, looking for information
Persons can be powerful marketing tools who can command millions of dollars in revenue. We are talking of celebrities and influencers such as Ariana Grande selling and endorsing products. Recently, two litigation cases have been reported about the unappropriated use of a person’s rights and likeness. The singer and performer Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for the use of a lookalike young woman to promote the giant retailer’s brands and, in a different case,
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