The cannabis industry is rapidly growing in Canada and other countries. Research in the cannabis space can lead to new plant varieties as well as new related cannabis products and methods including extracts, oils, edibles, devices for cannabis consumption such as vaporizers and methods for growing and processing cannabis plants. However, as the cannabis industry is still relatively new, innovators can face unique challenges in navigating the legal and regulatory environment. Our team has experience in the cannabis space and we work with clients at all stages of product development to maximize the value of their innovation. We assist clients in securing multiple forms of intellectual property (IP) protection including patents, Plant Breeders’ Rights, industrial designs, and trademarks. We also assist clients in performing freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses, licensing or selling IP to third parties, as well as conducting due diligence on commercial transactions. In addition, our IP litigators are experienced in all aspects of protecting and enforcing IP rights, including infringement actions, obtaining and defending against pre-trial injunctions, and challenging and defending the validity of trademarks and patents. If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please contact a member of our team.