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This week, L.A.’s Department of Cannabis Regulation announced that Phase II of licensing will open on August 1 and will run for 30 days. Eligibility during this licensing window hinges on a number of factors, including qualifying as a social equity applicant under the City’s current commercial cannabis regulations (which were also just recently amended).

On Tuesday, July 10th, Hilary Bricken will participate in a Social Equity Roundtable and Networking Event for Social Equity Applicants in the City of Los Angeles, supporters, investors, and incubators. The event will include an intimate discussion, followed by Q and A and a networking session. Put on by SEISMIC Cannabis Advocacy Group, the roundtable will be comprised of moderator Nina Parks of SuperNovaWomen, cannabis industry experts, and special guest Cat Packer, the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation.

The event will be located at Leimert Park Vision Theatre in Los Angeles. Doors open at 5:00 pm, at which time the Equitable Partnerships Dinner Hour will also begin. The roundtable will formally begin at 6:05 pm, and the event will end with an Equitable Connections Dessert Social at 7:30 pm.

To RSVP, please go here and complete the survey, which will provide you with the code required to secure your ticket. We hope to see you there!

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We have been counting down the days until this Thursday at 12pm PST, when Harris Bricken will present a free, lunch-hour webinar entitled “Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry.” Registrations for this webinar have been impressive to date, and we expect the number to continue to surge in the next 48 hours.

Protecting and monetizing intellectual property (IP) in the cannabis industry is an important but challenging step for most businesses. The market is highly dynamic and competitive, and in addition to state and local rules, federal law creates an unusual environment. Several cannabis businesses have established significant market share through the creation and leveraging of intellectual property. Others have been served demand letters or lawsuits because their branding allegedly infringes upon existing protected IP – whether owned by cannabis businesses or non-cannabis businesses. As a corporate cannabis law firm serving the marijuana industry since 2010, we have seen just about every possible scenario.

This webinar is designed to help you gain a high-level understanding of cannabis IP and how to use it. Vince Sliwoski will moderate a discussion by intellectual property attorneys Alison Malsbury, John Mansfield, and Mike Atkins, who will provide a detailed overview of what you need to know to protect your cannabis brand. The attorneys will cover topics such as the following:

  • Categories of goods and services eligible for IP protection
  • Federal protections available to cannabis businesses
  • The importance of copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and trademarks to your cannabis business
  • IP hurdles cannabis business owners frequently encounter
  • IP licensing, both within state borders and across state lines
  • How to avoid cannabis IP disputes, and what to do in the case of a dispute

Questions will be taken throughout the presentation. To register for this free webinar, please go here. We look forward to this discussion!

In the meantime, feel free to check out some of our other recent webinars, to get a feel for what to expect on Thursday:

Protecting and monetizing intellectual property (IP) in the cannabis industry is an important but challenging step for most businesses. The market is highly dynamic and competitive, and in addition to state and local rules, federal law creates an unusual environment. Several cannabis businesses have established significant market share through the creation and leveraging of intellectual property. Others have been served demand letters or lawsuits because their branding allegedly infringes upon existing protected IP – whether owned by cannabis businesses or non-cannabis businesses. As a corporate cannabis law firm serving the marijuana industry since 2010, we have seen just about every possible scenario.

On Thursday, May 17, at 12pm PST Harris Bricken will present a lunch-hour webinar entitled “Navigating Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry” to help you gain a high-level understanding of cannabis IP and how to use it. Vince Sliwoski will moderate a discussion by intellectual property attorneys Alison Malsbury, John Mansfield, and Mike Atkins, who will provide a detailed overview of what you need to know to protect your cannabis brand. The attorneys will cover topics such as the following:

  • Categories of goods and services eligible for IP protection
  • Federal protections available to cannabis businesses
  • The importance of copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and trademarks to your cannabis business
  • IP hurdles cannabis business owners frequently encounter
  • IP licensing, both within state borders and across state lines
  • How to avoid cannabis IP disputes, and what to do in the case of a dispute

Questions will be taken throughout the presentation. To register for this free webinar, please go here. We look forward to this discussion!

In case you missed our webinar on getting a license in compliance with California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), the video replay is below.

Check back next week for the recording of our cannabis litigation webinar, the final webinar in our lunch-time webinar series.

And for a re-run of our recent webinar on webinar on the “Rights, Opportunities, and Responsibilities of Municipalities Regulating Cannabis”, go here.

Enjoy!

In case you missed our December webinar on the “Rights, Opportunities, and Responsibilities of Municipalities Regulating Cannabis,” please find it below.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for replays of our California MAUCRSA webinar and our cannabis litigation webinar, the remaining presentations in last month’s lunch-time series.

Enjoy!

If you are involved in the marijuana industry, understanding business disputes and how to avoid them is critical. Tomorrow, January 11, from 12pm to 1:15pm, four of Harris Bricken’s cannabis business attorneys and litigators will present a webinar on how to avoid cannabis disputes and how to prevail should you be involved in such a dispute.

Led by Vince Sliwoski, Megan Vaniman, and John Mansfield, this webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The present state of cannabis litigation
  • Emerging trends in cannabis litigation
  • Disputes involving cannabis partnerships and other business entities
  • Intellectual property disputes involving cannabis
  • Employment litigation
  • Administrative litigation (including license denials, etc.)
  • Federal law issues inherent in every cannabis case
  • Nuisance cases against cannabis businesses
  • Arbitrating and mediating your cannabis disputes
  • How disputes involving cannabis businesses differ from other disputes

The attorneys will address audience questions during and after the presentation. To register for this free webinar, please go here.  And for a more comprehensive description, go here.

We look forward to next week’s discussion!

California Cannabis Webinar Today
It’s TODAY. Don’t you dare miss it!

If you plan to pursue a California cannabis license or to work in any capacity with a California cannabis business, you should be sure NOT to miss today’s FREE webinar on what you need to know to ensure successful licensing and ongoing compliance with California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) rules.

From 12 to 1:15 pm, two of our Los Angeles-based cannabis attorneys, Hilary Bricken and Julie Hamill, and two of our San Francisco-based cannabis attorneys, Alison Malsbury and Habib Bentaleb, will give an overview of the recently issued emergency MAUCRSA rules governing medicinal and adult use cannabis licensing and operations in California.

The webinar will cover the licensing process for each license type, operational standards for all license types (including renewable energy requirements for cultivators), the 6-month “transitional” period for product and operations, major changes between the MCRSA and MAUCRSA rules, and key unknowns posed by the rules.

Go here to register.

And while you are at it, please check out and sign up for our free webinar on cannabis litigation, set for January 11. Click here to sign up for that.