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HerCannabiz Presents: Trademarking Your Cannabis/CBD Brand

HerCannabiz is a community of women cannabis entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and advisors. Our mission is to encourage, empower and educate the community through educational programs, trainings, and networking opportunities to promote leadership development, teamwork, wellness and entrepreneurship.

Brand names are valuable commodities. Do you know how to protect yours? Our experts will go over the general trademark and brand protection process, as well as review specific regulations that apply to the cannabis and CBD industry.

Format:

- Short networking session

- Speaker Presentations

- Q&A Panel

Speakers:

Jonathan Menkes, Attorney at Knobbe Martens

Jonathan provides strategic trademark counseling and brand protection for clients across numerous industries.

Jonathan's practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark audits, unfair competition, false advertising, and notice and takedown procedures involving copyright and trademark claims on social media and domestic and foreign e-commerce websites. His litigation experience includes opposition and cancellation proceedings, ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and domain name disputes.

He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, automotive, communications, computer hardware and software, fashion and apparel, animals and pets, financial, healthcare, medical and retail. Representative clients include Monster Energy, Olloclip, Autobytel, and Rokform. Jonathan is also a contributor to the firm’s Fashion and Beauty Blog.

Kandice Hawes, Executive Director at OC Norml

Kandice Hawes founded Orange County NORML in 2003 after losing her financial aid due to a possession charge. In the thirteen years since then OC NORML has become one of the most accomplished chapters in the NORML organization earning the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award at the 2012 NORML Convention. She currently serves as the chapters Executive Director and holds which holds three monthly meetings.

OC NORML has also been instrumental in organizing the Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors in Laguna Woods and the Know Your Rights Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Kandice Hawes was named High Times Freedom Fighter of the month in November 2012. She was also named one of “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People” by the Orange County Register in 2014 and named one of the “100 Most Interesting People in Orange County” by the OC Weekly in 2015.

Host:

Cristina Espiritu, Founder of 420 Foodie Club and HerCannabiz

Cohosted with OCNorml

Venue:

Knobbe Martens 2040 Main St 12th Floor Irvine CA

Parking will be in the structure across the building. You will have to pay for your own parking.