Our Manzuri Law California cannabis lawyers know how important it is to protect your intellectual property (IP) from its conception. That is why we provide strategic intellectual property counsel to cannabis companies at all stages of growth, assisting our clients in acquiring, managing, licensing, developing, prosecuting, and defending intellectual property in all forms.
In any industry, intellectual property can set the stage for success, and set a company apart from its competitors. Protecting it allows our clients to leverage their creative talents and inventiveness while securing domestic and international rights in established and emerging cannabis industries.
Our dedicated California cannabis IP lawyers analyze every matter from a fresh perspective keeping in mind client financing and expectations, so they can effortlessly follow the best practices for protecting the lifecycle of an idea or product, from creation and introduction to market and maturity.
Cannabis and hemp entrepreneurs have been aggressively creating and developing intellectual property over the past two decades, dating back to the days when the legal cannabis industry first showed promise.
These ideas, which can range from new software to innovative methods of growing cannabis and hemp, must be properly protected to sustain a competitive advantage.
Filing the proper state and federal applications will guarantee ownership in a world where first use is much more cumbersome to defend.
Manzuri Law practitioners use their vast expertise to assist you in the following areas:
Our attorneys are well-versed in all facets of cannabis and hemp IP law and will help you navigate the challenging aspects of protecting your intellectual property.
With our thorough knowledge of case law, our experienced cannabis intellectual property lawyers protect the businesses our clients have worked so hard to build.
Contact one of our California cannabis law firm specialists today by phone at (310) 912-2960 or online to ensure your intellectual property and complete business interests are protected inside and outside the courtroom.
An assignment and assumption agreement is used after a contract is signed, to transfer one of the contracting party’s rights and obligations to a third party who was not originally a party to the contract.
A brand and marketing agreement defines the rights, restrictions, and obligations of all parties involved in the joint venture. This agreement should be prepared carefully and worded specifically to protect each partner and define the parameters of the co-branding strategy.
Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.
An intellectual property licensing agreement is a legal document that allows one party to utilize the other party’s intellectual property, which can include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
A patent gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period in exchange for publishing an enabling disclosure of the invention.
Tech transactions is a catchall term that encompasses any transaction that involves or otherwise touches upon technology or intellectual property.
Trade secrets are intellectual property rights on confidential information which may be sold or licensed. Generally, qualifying as a trade secret requires the information to be commercially valuable because it is secret, be known only to a limited group of persons, and be subject to reasonable steps taken by the rightful holder of the information to keep it secret, including the use of confidentiality agreements for business partners and employees.
A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies products or services from a particular source and distinguishes them from others.