CBD Businesses Can Get Federal Trademark Protection, But There’s a Catch

September 4, 2019 08:00:34

In the past, many CBD companies applying for federal trademark protection from the USPTO had their requests declined because all forms of marijuana were federally illegal. With the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp and all its derivatives became legal and this has opened the door to CBD businesses to get trademark protection. However, not all CBD businesses are eligible for this protection as the following discussion reveals.

In new guidelines issued by USPTO, all trademark protection applications must comply with U.S. federal law. To that end, companies that filed their trademark applications before the 2018 Farm Bill became law have been advised to modify their applications in…


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