Month: November 2009

‘Cannabis’ Drinks Can’t Be Trademarked, Court Says

(CN) – The word “Cannabis” may not be trademarked for beverages containing hemp, a European court ruled. The Court of First Instance upheld a European market office’s determination that the mark is descriptive, not distinctive. A German brewery producing a beer called “Cannabis Club” challenged Italian beverage retailer Giampietro Torresan’s 1996 registry of “Cannabis” for …

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Robust Export Growth Boosts Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils

Hemp foods are one of the hottest health food trends in North America, and a fast-growing Canadian company is demonstrating that there is a healthy appetite for nutritious hemp foods overseas, too. Due to a vigorous international sales initiative over the past few years by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils (www.manitobaharvest.com), exports of their …

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