Branfman Mayfield Bustarde Reichenthal LLP is proud to support and represent emerging and established businesses, cooperatives, and individuals in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. BLG strives to represent its clients by proving that cannabis businesses, criminal laws, and intellectual property can thrive in a changing world – and not just coexist.
As a front-runner and groundbreaker in the development and protection of intellectual property in the field of cannabis, Branfman Mayfield Bustarde Reichenthal LLP strives to provide comprehensive services to its clients that are tailored to each individual client. Our specialties with regard to the cannabis industry include the following:
- Trademark and branding creation and clearance
- Federal trademark applications and registrations
- State trademark applications and registrations
- Brand strategies
- Copyright applications and registrations
- Protecting trade secrets
- Coordinating patent applications with Registered Patent Attorneys
- Intellectual property enforcement
- Licensing agreements
- Settlement agreements
- Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) issues
- Business advice
The Marijuana practice group is led by Dave Branfman, an attorney with over 35 years of experience. Dave Branfman has applied his knowledge of intellectual property to the cannabis industry for the past six years. He regularly speaks on this subject at events sponsored by The State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, the Ganjier Spring Kickoff, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
Disclaimer: Even though the possession, sale, and distribution of marijuana are legal in some states, the possession, sale, cultivation, use, and distribution of marijuana (including hemp) remain illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). The United States Department of Justice retains authority to prosecute violations of the Act. Penalties for violating the CSA are serious and can include criminal penalties of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,000,000. Therefore, nothing during the course of representation should be construed as advice in furtherance of any illegal activity or in violation of any federal or state law, rule, or ruling.