Syracuse, NY asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New York

Q: can you name a weed strain after military aircraft like the b-2 stealth bomber or are they copyrighted?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: Naming a weed strain after a military aircraft like the B-2 Stealth Bomber could potentially raise legal issues, but it's not primarily a copyright concern. Instead, the primary concern would likely be trademark and intellectual property rights.

The name of a military aircraft like the B-2 Stealth Bomber is a distinct and recognizable identifier associated with the U.S. military and potentially subject to trademark protection. Using such a name for a commercial product, including a cannabis strain, could potentially infringe on trademark rights, especially if it creates confusion in the marketplace or implies endorsement or association with the military.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: Naming a weed strain after a military aircraft like the B-2 Stealth Bomber may cause intellectual property concerns, especially if the name is being used in a commercial context.

It's essential to consider trademark and copyright laws when naming products, as using names associated with famous military aircraft may infringe on intellectual property rights.

Consult with an attorney to assess the specific risks and potential legal issues involved in naming a strain in this manner.

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