Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Space: Protecting Your Brand

April 19, 2019 | 2:40 pm | Room 2 | Marketing & Branding

In this seminar Blake and Tynia will review and discuss a variety of ways to protect intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and discuss how each can be used to develop and protect your cannabis brand. He will also

inform attendees about the interplay of intellectual property law and cannabis industry, discuss limitations to the law’s application and new strategies for extending the same.

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Blake Johnson, Attorney, Crowe & Dunlevy

Blake is the founding member and co-chair of Crowe & Dunlevy’s Cannabis Industry Practice Group and represents more than 100 businesses in the cannabis industry in Oklahoma and surrounding states.

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Tynia A. Watson, Director, Crowe & Dunlevy

Tynia Watson is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. Tynia focuses her practice on intellectual property law, including IP litigation, trademark clearance and registration, patent prosecution, copyright issues, IT licensing and compliance and unfair competition. She also assists clients in oil and gas matters, environmental law issues and numerous general litigation disputes.

A summa cum laude graduate from Oklahoma City University School of Law, she was a member of the William J. Holloway, Jr. Inn of Court and served as president of the Intellectual Property group. While in law school, she won CALI Awards of Excellence in Civil Procedure II, Copyright Law and Art and Cultural Heritage Law. Tynia holds an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from The University of Oklahoma.

Prior to attending law school, Tynia spent several years as a technical marketing manager for a worldwide technology company and worked as an application engineer for an oil field equipment company. Her technical background and business experience provides her with the unique ability to relate to clients with legal issues associated with intellectual property and a variety of technology.

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