New Guidelines Provide Clarity for Cannabis and Hemp Trademark Applications

Jeannette Carmadella

The path to trademark registration for hemp and CBD-based products may be a little easier now. In response to the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently issued Official Guidelines for the examination of marks for cannabis and cannabis-related goods and services. Brand owners […]

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Jeannette Carmadella Teaching Communications Law Course at American University

Jeannette Carmadella

I am currently teaching an undergraduate course in Communications Law at American University. All of the students in my class are enrolled in the School of Communications, and the majority of them are interested in pursuing a career in media or the law after graduation. This course is designed to offer them a practical introduction […]

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Jeannette Carmadella Speaks on Copyright and Social Media at American University

Jeannette Carmadella

I had the pleasure of being a guest lecturer in Professor Laura Pohl’s graduate journalism class at American University, on February 19, 2011. The class was on Multi-Media Storytelling and so the topic of copyright and social media was ripe for discussion. I gave a presentation and answered questions on copyright basics and discussed specific […]

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