August 4, 2021 Webinar CLE: Intellectual Property in Psychedelics & Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109)

Topic:  Intellectual Property in Psychedelics & Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109)

 Speakers: Please join us as speakers Graham Pechenik and Sean Clancy give a presentation on intellectual property in the burgeoning psychedelics industry.  Topics will include an overview of Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109), the psychedelic industry “renaissance,” existing and anticipated patent issues, trademark and branding issues, and ethical questions for lawyers with psychedelic industry clients.

Graham Pechenik is a registered patent attorney, and the founder of Calyx Law. He has a JD from NYU, and a BS from UC San Diego, choosing his Cognitive Neuroscience and Biochemistry majors after his first psychedelic experiences inspired deep curiosity about the bases for changes in consciousness. After a decade representing Fortune 500 companies in the agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries on their patent matters, Graham started Calyx Law in 2016 to work with cannabis and psychedelics ventures. Graham is also editor-at-large of Psilocybin Alpha, where he provides data for patent trackers and writes about IP in the psychedelics space.

Sean Clancy is a business and intellectual property lawyer at Emerge Law Group.  He was part of the small team that drafted Measure 109.  As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, psychedelics, entertainment media, consumer products, food & beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, trade secrets, confidentiality issues, licensing and a wide variety of business and commercial contracts.  As business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions and disputes.

 MCLE Credit:      Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

 Date:                     Wednesday, August 4, 2021

 Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                 ******ZOOM Meeting******

Meeting Links Will Be Provided the Morning of the Event


Click here to register and pay via the Bar website by credit card or ACH. Cost is $25. (Note: Registration is limited, and participants must register by noon on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.)

*Waiver of the registration fee due to economic hardship is available; email the registration contact person indicated below.

**Law students: May attend for free depending on availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by 5pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Please contact the OSB CLE Service Center to cancel and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

CLE Schedule and Material:  OSB IP CLE – Intellectual Property in Psychedelics & Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act (Measure 109) – August 4

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The organizer for this CLE is:

Sean Clancy at Emerge Law Group [email protected].

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or [email protected].