October 28, 2016—Based on the number of attorneys in the firm, the Orlando Business Journal (“OBJ”) compiled a list of intellectual property law firms in Central Florida. BWSM was identified as the second largest law firm with an intellectual property law practice in Central Florida.
October 4, 2016—With the pending Florida Constitutional Amendment on the November Ballot regarding medical marijuana, Kevin Wimberly provided a CLE-credit presentation entitled Medical Marijuana & Intellectual Property in Florida. Kevin discussed distinctions between Florida trademarks and federal trademarks while also providing examples and strategies for obtaining a medical marijuana trademark should the constitutional amendment pass. He also addressed marijuana patent issues and how local government regulations may affect medical marijuana dispensaries.