For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 28th, 2020 we will discuss the following case and topics:

In re Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC, 2020 U.S.P.Q.2d 10658 (T.T.A.B.2020)(available here)

Stanley Brothers applied for a federal trademark registration for a product containing CBD. The USPTO rejected the application arguing that to receive a registration applicant must show a lawful use of a product in commerce.

We will also discuss news and a complaint regarding’s new Counterfeit Crimes Unit

We will discuss a blog post by amazon

Another article about the program

And a recent lawsuit filed by Amazon and a trademark holder

All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted electronically via zoom. Join us by using this link at 12:00pm PT. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning.