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Charlotte’s Web’s ‘CW’ Trademark Latest To Be Rejected

U.S. trademark authorities have rejected an application from CBD maker Charlotte’s Web to register the trademark “CW,” saying it would violate the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA).

U.S. trademark authorities have rejected an application from CBD maker Charlotte’s Web to register the trademark “CW,” saying it would violate the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA).

“The record shows that Applicant’s goods contain cannabidiol (CBD), an extract of the cannabis plant, that is regulated under the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA) as a drug,” the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) said in a recently issued opinion rejecting the application.

TTAB said that while the Industrial Hemp Provision of the 2018 Farm Bill permits authorized entities to “grow or cultivate industrial hemp” under certain circumstances, it does not permit the distribution or sale of CBD in food while the substance is the subject of ongoing clinical investigation.

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