The U.S. cannabis market is booming. Securing and protecting intellectual property (IP) ownership rights remains the foundation of a sound business growth strategy. But more so than most industries, the devil is in the details. That’s where MBHB comes in with our Cannabis Practice Group.

With years of experience in the cannabis IP space, our services include pursuing patent rights on cannabis and hemp innovations, including the plant itself, developing brand protection strategies through federal and state trademarks and federal copyrights (as well as litigating and/or appealing these matters when necessary).      

MBHB attorneys continue to be proud leaders in cannabis IP law, and our clients know they are in good hands.  Put simply, we make sure these IP assets are well protected through innovative and tested solutions.  Whether it is protecting the validity and/or enforcement of our client’s IP rights, we’ve got you covered. 


At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, we work to obtain broad and comprehensive protection for our clients’ intellectual property, enhancing value through the application of our technological and legal expertise. Our practice areas encompass all aspects of intellectual property law – including litigation, prosecution, and counseling; as well as copyright, patent, trade secrets, and trademark, unfair competition and advertising law.

Each of our experienced attorneys is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We negotiate patent licenses and help our clients establish and manage patent portfolios worldwide. Our core technical competency is extensive. Our attorneys have practical industry experience in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including cannabis, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications.

At MBHB, we know high-technology industries, and we know the law. We work with our clients to provide them with the benefit of our extensive knowledge and experience, so that they can rest assured that their technology assets are protected.