Nov 22, 2017
On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we talk about the importance of protecting your intellectual property with Luke Zimmerman. Luke is my cannabis mentor and a co-speaker at the Euro American Cannabis Conference in November 2017. Luke Zimmerman, Esq. LL.M is the founder and principal of The Law Office of Luke S. Zimmerman APC. Luke assists entrepreneurs in the emerging cannabis industry and helps them protect their intellectual property. A core mission of the Law Office of Luke S. Zimmerman is drug policy reform, which is why Luke volunteers on the Clemency Project 2014. Luke currently splits his time working with clients in Oregon and California, as well as nationally on trademark issues. Luke obtained his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Oregon at Eugene and then graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego California, as a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society. His interest in international trade and investment law led him to the Netherlands where he obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Amsterdam. The focus of his master thesis was the effect of bi-lateral trade agreements on the harmonization of intellectual property standards, provided through the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights(TRIPS). His experiences living in Amsterdam and observations of the paradigm shift surrounding cannabis lead Luke to believe that the end of cannabis prohibition would be the future of The United States.