05/12: Cannabis and the Law

May 12, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 Minutes (includes 30 minutes ETHICS)

Cannabis and the Law

Moderator: Annette Kwok, The Cronos Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Patents - Travis W. Bliss, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel,
LLP, Wilmington, DE
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Trademarks - Shabnam Malek, Brand & Branch, LLP, Oakland, CA
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Ethics of Representing Cannabis Companies: Representing Clients in an Industry that is Federally Illegal with Discussion of Different Jurisdictional Rules/Letters and Areas of Caution; Bankruptcy; and Client Inability to Have a Banking Account; Delivery Issues - Henry C. Dinger, Goodwin, Boston, MA

Hosted by Emerging Technologies and Food and Drug Committees


  • DingerPC_C_Henry 200 Dinger, Henry

    Goodwin | Deputy General Counsel

    Henry Dinger is Deputy General Counsel and Chair of Goodwin's Ethics Advisory Committee. Mr. Dinger, who joined Goodwin in 1978, focuses on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation and advising clients concerning a range of intellectual property issues. In recent years, he has concentrated on patent issues in the pharmaceutical industry and on the representation of clients in appellate matters involving patent law, federal jurisdictional issues and First Amendment claims.
  • Kwok-200 Kwok, Annette

    Cronos Group | Senior Corporate Counsel

    Annette is Senior Corporate Counsel at Cronos Group, an innovative global cannabinoid company that aims to improve people’s lives by unlocking the full potential of cannabis.
  • Bliss-200 Bliss, Travis

    Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel | Partner

    Travis’s practice is largely focused on obtaining, licensing, monetizing, and enforcing IP protections for inventions relating to biology and life sciences, including a large focus on all types of IP protection for novel plant varieties and related inventions in the agriculture, horticulture, and cannabis/hemp industries.
  • Malek-200 Malek, Shabnam

    Brand & Branch LLP | Partner

    Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and co-founder and founding President of the International Cannabis Bar Association. Shabnam’s legal background is in trademark law and she cut her teeth on all things intellectual property as a “big law” associate early in her legal career.