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Alison Hayman and Emily Larose Provide Analysis on Emerging Role of IP in Canada's Cannabis Industry

Publish: 05/18/2017

Alison Hayman and Emily Larose provided a thoughtful analysis published by The Lawyer's Daily on the emerging role of IP in selling Canadian cannabis, "Growing Pains."

Write Alison and Emily: "Licensed producers and others looking to enter Canada’s medical or recreational cannabis industry should be thinking about how they will distinguish their business, products and services from others, in what will undoubtedly become a crowded and competitive marketplace. Intellectual property protection available under Canadian and foreign laws should be an important part of that strategy."

They go on to look at regulatory challenges along with export and cross-border opportunities.

They conclude: "Knowing the regulatory environment and how intellectual property can be used will be critical to maximize opportunities in this exciting and evolving industry."

Read the full article here.