Monday, March 2, 2009

Trademarks for Marijuana

Dear Rich: I have a question. Can you get a trademark for a logo to sell medical marijuana? I'm so glad you asked. If you mean, can you acquire a federal trademark registration, the short answer is, "Yes." (It helps to describe your services as a "retail store services featuring natural herbs and organic products.") Also, doctors who prescribe marijuana can register their logo as well. Changes in marijuana enforcement (and proposed legalization) may lead to more marijuana-related registrations. (The Dear Rich staff wonders about the legal hurdles facing one recent applicant -- seeking MARIJUANA for "herb teas for medicinal purposes" (Ser. No. 77654053).