International Cannabis Bar Association Global Cannabis Intellectual Property Symposium 2023. Join us for this groundbreaking, two-day event that will add to your understanding of the issues and give you a chance to share your perspective. Explore the plant. Learn about creative approaches to IP licensing. Get briefed on international treaties and the resulting challenges and opportunities. Discuss ethics issues unique to practicing cannabis law. Listen to in-house counsel speak about what is important from a business perspective. And of course, focus on patents, trademarks, and disputes!
This panel will address strategies for handling valuation disputes and other post-closing adjustments arising from cannabis M&A, looking at before-the-fact transactional considerations and after-the-fact litigation solutions. We will also consider the availability of state-law restructuring and turnaround remedies given the absence of federal bankruptcy protection for cannabis companies; it’s a hybrid event.
In this session speakers will join Belle Borovik, Head of IP at Chia Network Inc., to share their knowledge and understanding of Web 3.0, including: addressing issues central to blockchain and cryptocurrency, such as securities implications around tokenization and fiat; providing an overview of IP issues related to the Metaverse and NFTs; and discussing clients' need for ongoing support with the same old issues in this new disruptive space.
Evolving cannabis product risks have the potential to result in enormous future liability for which cannabis and hemp companies are currently unprepared. This session will clarify those risks and discuss how embracing a mix of legal reform, policy changes and adoption of traditional risk management principles may prevent future product risk issues from damaging market sustainability.
To successfully navigate a government investigation of a licensed cannabis client, an attorney needs to assess which government agency (or agencies) is conducting the investigation, what are the potential outcomes, and what conflicts of interest may exist – all while taking in information in real time and often dealing with stressed clients. Any attorney may need to conduct an internal investigation at the same – and consider when to step aside and call in an expert. This panel will discuss responding to subpoenas, dealing with evolving disciplinary rules, respecting the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of individuals, and properly providing Upjohn warnings.