CLA/TIP Monthly Call – Advising on IP and Internet Law for Cannabis Clients (Wed Jan. 9 at Noon)


IP Section, Technology, Internet & Privacy Interest Group Monthly Call

Cannabis Law – The New Frontier
Advising Clients on IP and Internet Issues

with David Branfman, Branfman Law Group

January 9th @ Noon Pacific

Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419#



Part 1: Introduction

  • Happy New Year
  • Welcome/Introductions

Part 2: Presentation by David Branfman on Cannabis Law

See bio below

Part 3: AG Office Workshops on CalCPA

Part 4: Future Programming/Leadership

  • Call for Webinar Proposals
  • TIP Leadership Transition
  • Need for New Programming Chair

Part 5: Closing

  • Announcements
  • February Call Preview

David Branfman Bio:

Mr. Branfman has been practicing law in San Diego County for over thirty years. Mr. Branfman’s practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, including trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures & TV, and music. He has also developed a leading specialty in the intersection between intellectual property law and the growing medical and recreational marijuana industries and speaks regularly on this subject.

After a five-year association with the intellectual property law firm of Charmasson & Holz in San Diego, Mr. Branfman joined Gary Martin to form Martin & Branfman and in early 1994 formed Branfman & Associates to focus on intellectual property and entertainment matters. Branfman & Associates became Branfman Law Group, P.C. in 2008.

Mr. Branfman graduated Cum Laude from Alfred University in New York and received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1978. He is an instructor on intellectual property law at the UCSD (University of California, San Diego) Executive Perspective for Scientists & Engineers program. Mr. Branfman is a member of the NORML Legal Committee and the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) and has spoken several times at NORML Legal Committee conferences. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit San Diego Music Foundation which sponsors the San Diego Music Thing and San Diego Music Awards. He was Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Film Commission from 1998 – January 2000 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 – 2007. He was Legal Chair of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy for approximately two decades and is a member of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section and its Executive Committee which helps to guide and govern the Section. He is a regular speaker at Comic-Con and has lectured or spoken on entertainment, intellectual property and Internet Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and California Western School of Law.

He has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer® in intellectual property six times since 2007 including most recently this year.


January 9th is also the birthday of our 37th President, Californian Richard M. Nixon.