Kevin J Greene
Entertainment Lawyer at KJ Greene Consulting
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CBD Expo WEST 2019
December 6, 2019, San Diego, USA
CBD Expo WEST 2019
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IP Freely: Protecting Your Intellectual Property
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Kevin J Greene
Entertainment Lawyer at KJ Greene Consulting
Peter Holzworth
Global Expansion Officer & Chief Revenue Officer at Green Horizon (CA) & Red Vault Extractions
Mark Herrick
Partner at Herrick & Herrick
Nadav Aschner
Partner at The Rodman Law Group
Robert Galarza
CEO and Director at TruTrace Technologies

A graduate of the Yale Law School and a veteran of the United States Marines, Professor Kevin Jerome Greene is a tenured professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he teaches Contracts and Entertainment law as well as Intellectual Property (“IP”) in the Legal Cannabis Industry. Greene has also served as a visiting professor at University of San Diego Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Greene practiced law in New York at the premier law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he represented high profile companies such as Time Warner and HBO in litigation matters. He later joined NY’s top entertainment law firm, where he represented clients such as film director Spike Lee and iconic music artists Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Brown and the seminal rap group Public Enemy. Professor Greene was the first law professor voted a Top Ten attorney by the San Diego Bar in the field of IP in 2005. Greene 's extensive IP scholarship is cited in numerous legal publications and in Congressional hearings. His current projects explore IP in the context of hip-hop music and the legal cannabis industry.​ In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Greene serves as an expert witness consultant in Contracts and IP cases, including for funk music legend George Clinton in a copyright case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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In 2019, Peter Holzworth has traveled to over 55 cities, and 17 countries measuring each geographic thc and hemp market constructing a global manifest of governmental regulations, barriers to entries, white label partners, and culturally accepted products vet define each market. Currently, Mr. Holzworth serves as the Global Expansion officer for Green Horizon (CA), and expanding the cannabinoid lifestyle brand nature state. In 2019 Mr. Holzworth launched Fly Soul Shoes; The first hand woven hemp shoe to be distributed in North America.

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Mark Herrick holds a J.D. and an MBA from the University of San Diego and has been practicing law in California for over 25 years. Mr. Herrick has been a legal counsel for both small and large firms. He is an expert on the vast majority of legal issues a small to moderate sized business might face. Over the past five years he has been in private practice and represented many clients in the CBD industry, including this CBD Expo. His work with the CBD Expo and with many other CBD clients has focused on the protection of their intellectual property. He is also an expert on legal issues that are unique to CBD businesses that arise in such areas as contracts, liability, business licensing, and banking. Mr. Herrick is also operating as an escrow officer for many deals for the purchase of Hemp, CBD isolate and various other CBD commodities.

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Nadav Aschner has spent his career helping clients through Colorado’s shifting cannabis landscape. He specializes in regulatory compliance, business transactions, licensing, and represents individuals and businesses of all kinds in the cannabis industry. His experience includes entity formation and restructuring, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, contract negotiation, corporate governance, local enforcement actions, real estate transactions, IP, and other legal matters involving cannabis businesses.

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Mr. Galarza is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Spark Digital Technologies Inc., a software company specializing in revolutionary enterprise technology. Mr. Galarza has over 10 years of experience in advertising and mass media communications, over seven years of experience as a corporate transactional attorney, during which his practice included the representation of professional athletes in the entertainment industry, and over four years of experience in the digital technology sector, specifically focused on mobile platform development, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and blockchain integration. Mr. Galarza received a bachelor of science in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and a doctorate of jurisprudence, cum laude honours, from St. Mary’s University College of Law in San Antonio, Tex., in 2009.

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About the talk

In the same way that we take steps to protect and safeguard our personal property — homes, vehicles, jewelry, etc. — so too must we protect and safeguard our intellectual property. In the rapidly-expanding CBD marketplace, it's more important than ever to ensure that your valuable ideas are not vulnerable to those looking to take advantage. In this panel, we will examine effective methods for safeguarding intellectual property, in addition to examining why this is such a worthwhile endeavor. Avoid becoming the Nikola Tesla of CBD!

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United cannabis Corporation versus a pure hemp Collective ink and I think it's in I don't know what district is Tennessee if I know it just meant to 00:50 say she was like, you know, I think it from legal perspective. You're going to see the intellectual property protection was put in place to be able 00:58 to support Commerce the moment. It starts infringing upon Commerce. There is a balancing that will come into place in the course of creed then 01:08 balancing. That's why you can't have broad software patents, right? I can't file a fraud stop or not because it can limit the ability for the industry 01:15

to be able to actually continue to visit. So that will also be waiting to know how this is going to play. It. Sounds like a great day for you could 01:23 write awesome things up, but I want to thank our wonderful panelist tomorrow. 01:32 Mark and the doll and a Robert and Peter. Let's give him a big round of applause 01:47 for shoes.com. 01:56

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