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UMass Amherst Libraries

Patents and Trademarks

Court Decisions

Fox Rothschild
In re Morgan Brown

Marijuana Banking Practices

American Bankers Association
Frequently Asked Questions: Marijuana and Banking
Why Marijuana Businesses Still Can’t Get Bank Accounts
Got bank? Election could create flood of marijuana cash with no place to go


Massachusetts Marijuana Council Blog

Massachusetts Marijuana Council Blog

written by Foley Hoag- a unique team of attorneys with decades of experience in counseling highly regulated new industries in the Commonwealth

Massachusetts Marijuana Trademarks

While marijuana legislation is still being worked out, some business owners may want to move forward with securing business names and trademarks.

Search Massachusetts Reserved Business Names

Search Massachusetts Trademarks

Government Information
Massachusetts Law about Marijuana Possession

White House 
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Marijuana

State Medical Marijuana Laws
State by state chart of the status of marijuana legislation Health and Human Services 
Medical Use of Marijuana Program

Intellectual Property Issues (mostly opinion pieces)

Westlaw Journal
Trademark strategies for emerging marijuana businesses
Michigan Bar Journal 
Intellectual Property and the Medical Marijuana Industry
Canna Law Blog™ 
Marijuana Trademarks
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 
American Bar Association 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: Protection for Marijuana Trademarks
Caesar Rivise Intellectual Property Law 
Marijuana’s Role in the Pursuit of Trademark Rights
Dickenson Peatman and Fogarty 
USPTO Makes Cannabis Trademark Go Up In Smoke
Brand and Branch LLP 
USPTO Issues Major Ruling on Cannabis Trademarks

Urias Law Offices 
Difficulties Surround Marijuana Trademarks
Lexology -The Blunt Truth 
Marijuana Trademark Registration Strategies - July 2016 Update
World Trademark Review (from 2015) 
Marijuana brands left high and dry by US trademark restrictions
Above the Law 
Dude, Where’s My Marijuana Trademark?
International Trademark Association 
High Stakes: Marijuana Brands and the USPTO’s “[Lawful] Use” Registration Criterion
Christopher R. McElwain
Thompson Coburn 
Branding your bud: Why trademarks are tricky for marijuana businesses
International Trademark Association 
Marijuana in the U.S.—Some States Let You Smoke It, But You Can’t Register a Trademark for It at the USPTO
USPTO Keeps the Door Locked for Marijuana-related Services