Illegal Goods/Services Cannot Obtain Trademark Protection in the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Cannabis Producers Need Not Apply | TechBullion

  • Goods and services that are illegal, at least on the federal level, are not eligible for trademark protection and will with near certainty receive an Office Action rejecting the application.
  • Presently, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) outlaws the manufacture, distribution, or possession of particular controlled substances, including cannabis and cannabis-based preparations.
  • In Pharma Canna, the trademark application identified, retail store services featuring medical marijuana and dispensing of pharmaceuticals featuring medical marijuana as the goods and services to be covered under the trademark.

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