The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued guidance which states that companies may register their marks for CBD products derived from hemp after Dec. 20, 2018, when the Farm Bill was passed. However, registration for marks for foods, beverages, dietary supplements or pet treats containing CBD will still be refused as unlawful under the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act. More Information.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.