The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and legalization of hemp has opened up many exciting business opportunities for its producers. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how producers can protect their competitive position in the market through the strategic procurement of intellectual property assets. We will explain the three major categories of IP protections for newly “invented” plants – Plant Variety Protection Certificates, Plant Patents and Utility Patents – and explain some of the key considerations that go into deciding the right path for your business.
Meet the Speaker
Scott Lloyd counsels emerging and midsize businesses on a wide array of legal issues in the areas of corporate governance, intellectual property, commercial transactions and dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and international trade. Mr. Lloyd is also a registered patent attorney who combines his scientific and professional experience to focus his practice on serving the needs of clients requiring an attorney with both legal and scientific expertise to address intellectual property and regulatory support needs. He counsels those companies on intellectual property strategy, assists them in gaining regulatory approvals for products and provides advice on compliance with international import and export regulations. Mr. Lloyd works primarily with small and midsize business owners seeking to implement growth strategies and succession plans.