Vázquez Will Oversee The Company's Efforts To Protect and Monetize Its Intellectual Property Portfolio
DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2018 / United Cannabis Corporation (CNAB) (the "Company" or "United Cannabis") today announced that Jesús M. Vázquez has joined the Company as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Vázquez will be responsible for overseeing management of the Company's intellectual property assets.
Mr. Vázquez specializes in intellectual property related matters, with an increasing focus in the Cannabis sector. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner at Messner Reeves LLP, a Denver, Colorado law firm, as well as a partner at IP boutique Baker & Rannells in Somerville, New Jersey.
Throughout his 22 years of law practice, Mr. Vázquez has handled complex litigation matters, including trademark and patent litigation and related licensing matters in the United States. He has also handled branding and trademark matters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Spain, and Cuba for Fortune 500 clients including Goya Foods, Inc., Constellation Brands, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill and Nautica; served as lead counsel for cannabis-startups in litigation with contractors; and developed strategies for clients to leverage and protect IP portfolios, including offensive and defensive litigation strategies and risk assessments.
Mr. Vázquez holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
Earnest Blackmon, Chief Executive Officer of United Cannabis, commented on the announcement, "Jesús is a great addition to the Company. We have spent the past two years preparing and filing patent applications on our innovations, and now that the '911 Patent was granted to us last Fall and we have filed counterparts for international protection, it is critical that we protect and monetize these intellectual property assets. Jesús' expertise and experience enable him to lead our Legal department as well as support our board and executive team as we continue our effort to establish United Cannabis as a globally recognized brand."
Mr. Vázquez added, "I'm thrilled to be a part of the United Cannabis team. There aren't many companies in this sector that are as innovative, and that have the foresight and discipline to secure patents for their work. With proprietary applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial markets, I believe we have a broad range of opportunities to monetize the Company's IP assets, and I look forward to working with management to achieve our business goals."
About United Cannabis Corporation
United Cannabis is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of phyto-therapeutic based products supported by patented technologies for the pharmaceutical, medical, and industrial markets. Our products include supplements, medical cannabis therapeutics and pharmaceutical drugs.
For further information, please visit www.unitedcannabis.us.
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SOURCE: United Cannabis Corporation