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While California’s journey to legalizing cannabis began in 1972, the first ballot initiative approved by California voters was the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (also known as “Proposition 215”). Proposition 215 legalized the use, possession, and cultivation of cannabis by individuals with a physician’s recommendation...

Montel Williams Files Suit against Marijuana Retailers for Trademark Infringement  The famous talk show host Montel Williams filed a lawsuit against medical marijuana retailers under the Lanham Act and Florida’s right to privacy and publicity statute for using his likeness to propagate fake advertisements and news...

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) several years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill. Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the...

ROSE Beer Denied Trademark Application for Being Too Generic  The United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to allow a company to register the mark ROSE for its beer based mixed beverages. In order to qualify for registration, a proposed mark must be able to distinguish the...

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination “on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation.” Title III of the ADA contains 12 specific categories of public...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an important part of the food industry, from production to transportation to retail sales. The IoT is contributing to better use of resources and greater productivity in the industry as well as improved safety for food products. Simply...

[vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIv9dzuC3kE&t=298s']   Roger Royse: Good morning. Welcome to our webinar today at water tech. This is Roger Royse. I'm the founder of the Royse Law Firm. This is part of our technology webinar series, and today we're going to talk about water tech. If you've been with...

[vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcbXG_aj1Yw&t=195s']   Roger Royse:    Good morning. This is Roger Royse, from the Royse Law Firm. I want to welcome you to Crowdfunding for Equity. Today's webinar is going to discuss the JOBS Act, generally crowdfunding, raising money through the new crowdfunding rules. We've got a great...

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