Some Marijuana Companies Violating Candy Trademarks

Now that marijuana has been approved for recreational purposes in states such as Arizona, edible cannabis companies are creating products and trying to be creative. However, some are copying established candy brands’ look and feel. This is not cute, funny, or creative, but those companies are in fact violating long-standing trademarks. They can be sued. Big time. We explain. Brands, Trademarks and Packaging Some marijuana companies are packing edibles in wrappers that resemble candies such…

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Operating Agreements: Just Like a Prenup for Your Business

Some legal documents are too important to ignore. One of those is an Operating Agreement. This is especially important for a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) with more than one owner. Basically, this document will be like a prenuptial agreement. Why? Creating a business with a partner or partners is just like marriage: You may enter this relationship hoping for the best but a written OA will be preparing you for the worst, aiming to protect…

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Google Widens Crack-Down Against “Fakes” and Counterfeits

The war against “fakes” or counterfeit merchandise is getting real and now involves Google. We already blogged about it. On our June 26th piece, we explained how Amazon is blocking third-party counterfeits or fake products from its platform. This action triggered by the passage of a new bill at the US House of Representatives. The name of the bill is the Shop Safe Act. This bill is not the law of the land yet but…

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