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The “green rush” has hit. While nearly all cannabis entrepreneurs are keeping a keen eye on legislative developments, the savvy are already well ahead in what may be the key to unlocking the true value in the cannabis industry — branding. Much like the craft beer boom before it, success in the cannabis industry will not be driven solely by the acquisition of cultivation or dispensary licenses, or infusion of investment capital, but also by how well companies develop, protect and exploit their brands to distinguish themselves from the crowd.
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By Richard S.J. Hung, Alex S. Yap and Stephen J.H. Liu
Courts are increasingly excluding all evidence relating to post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, except when it is used for impeachment. This article reviews recent decisions on this issue from some of the nation’s busiest patent districts.
By Stan Soocher
The significance of the U.S. Tax Court decision for celebrities and their estates is clear: Prior to now, as Tax Court Judge Mark V. Holmes noted: “We haven’t had a case directly addressing the taxability of the image and likeness.”
By Eric Alan Stone and Catherine Nyarady
In two recent cases, the Second Circuit provided guidance as to the circumstances that may give rise to liability for counterfeiting, as distinct from mere infringement, and addressed liability for contributory infringement for counterfeiting.
By Angela Morris
The Texas lawsuit alleged that the social video app and parent company ByteDance Ltd. copied software code, and deleted or altered copyright management information in the code, and then used the code in the app that has 175 million downloads.