Daily Roundup: Patenting “420”; Paris Hilton Busted Again

Monday Must-reads: 1. The Wall Street Journal reports an attempt to allow the trademarking of cannabis names has sort of ended. “On Tuesday, after questions about the new pot-trademark category from a Wall Street Journal reporter, a patent-office spokesman said the office planned to remove the new pot classification by week’s end, and the category is now off the website. … The patent office received more than 250 pot-related trademark applications in the three months after it created the new trademark category (many, though, did not list the specific category; the patent office says about 57 applications did). There were applications for trademarks on ‘Tartukan Death Weed,’ ‘Pot-N-Candy,’ and numerous businesses incorporating ‘Green’ and ‘4:20’—a number that pot smokers often associate with weed, sometimes smoking it at 4:20 p.m. and celebrating April 20 as a pro-pot holiday. … More headlines after the jump.

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