Ryan Osterweil was quoted in an article, "'It Isn't Illegal If It Doesn't Exist yet': Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry," which was published by Cannabis Wire and reports on a recent New York City Bar Association program where he served as a panelist. As noted in the article, "This is not a black and white issue," said Osterweil, a senior associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property group and a member of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group. "We need to provide diligent, competent representation and we want to do that in the best way possible without violating the laws ourselves."
On February 16, at the American Bar Association (ABA) midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 103B, co-authored by Steven Cash, urging federal legislation to protect lawyers from criminal liability for providing services to state-legalized marijuana businesses.
Steven Cash, co-chair of Day Pitney's Regulated Substances practice group, co-authored a resolution for the American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Section, urging Congress "to enact legislation to clarify and explicitly ensure that it shall not constitute a federal crime for lawyers, consistent with state, territorial, and tribal ethical rules, to provide legal advice and services to clients regarding marijuana-related activities that are in compliance with state, territorial, and tribal law."
Francine Esposito, Naju Lathia and James Leva authored an article, "Marijuana Update: Must New Jersey Employers Accommodate Medical Use?," published in the October 2019 edition of Employee Benefit Plan Review, a Wolters Kluwer publication.
On September 19, Steven Cash, co-chair of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group, will be speaking at the American Bar Association cannabis law conference, "From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law," hosted by the Tort Trial and Insurance Law Practice Section (TIPS) in Chicago, IL.
Michael Rave and Megan Bedell authored an article, "Banking the Marijuana Business: Legal or Not?," published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Steven Cash is featured in a Q&A article, "Cannabis Corner: An Ex-Prosecutor Keeps Firm's Risk At Bay," published by Law360.
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Jonathan Tropp, an intellectual property litigator, authored an article, "Design Patents: 'Campbell Soup' Stirs the Pot," published by the New York Law Journal.
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Mark Romance authored a United States Law & Practice Update, entitled "New Rule Requires Foreign Applicants to Be Represented by U.S. Lawyer," published by theINTA Bulletin, a newsletter for the International Trademark Association.