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Protecting Intellectual Property In Canada: A Practical Guide

October-3-2018

Lawyer Richard Naiberg
Area Intellectual Property , Cannabis

Summary

Articles originally published in Cannabis Industry Journal, October & November 2018.

Excerpt from "Protecting Intellectual Property In Canada: A Practical Guide, Part 1":

Cannabis producers are making large investments in new technologies to improve their plant varieties, production know-how and product formulations. At the same time, producers are working hard to create and promote more compelling, top-of-mind brand identities for their improved products.

The value of these investments cannot be realized if competitors are allowed to copy and exploit the producer’s successes. Canada’s intellectual property laws can and should be used to protect cannabis producers from such predation. Invoking Canada’s laws to this end is not difficult and does not have to be expensive. It does, however, require specific, deliberate and early action.

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