Neil Juneja

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Neil K. Juneja

Neil Juneja is a business and intellectual property attorney. He is the founder and managing partner of Gleam Law, a law firm headquartered in Seattle, WA. His impeccable track record and years of experience in the formation, growth, and exit strategies of business throughout the world as well as navigating the complexities of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Neil has made particular accolades in his cannabis practice helping hundreds of businesses grow from a seed to the mutli-state and multi-national corporations they are today.

Neil founded Gleam Law because he realized other law firms provided legal advice to businesses in a vacuum. He wanted to provide legal decisions in the context of the business world and counsel long-term success, factoring in legal expenses. Other business and intellectual property attorneys are not just risk-adverse in their own practice, but do not have non-legal entrepreneurship experience to advise clients on how to thrive.

As a Seattle cannabis lawyer, Neil represents clients across the legal marijuana, CBD, and hemp industry, and has successfully filed over 800 cannabis trademarks and patent applications. He also represents clients worldwide with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including utility patents, plant patents, and protection on the Plant Variety Protection Act for hemp strains.

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business consultation, entertainment lighting, and technology industries, Neil understands unique business needs of clients of every size. 

Neil is a sought-after speaker on trademark and business law and has spoken at legal events on three continents. He is also a member of the Washington Bar, Federal Bar of Washington, United States Patent Bar, and most whiskey bars. 

Business & Intellectual Property Lawyer

    • J.D. from Seattle University Law School.
    • Member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Western Washington, and the United States Patent Bar.

Neil’s legal expertise is supplemented by his broad educational background that spans multiple disciplines: physics, computer science, finance, optics, and information systems. Neil is a bit of a science tech nerd, which gives our clients a distinct advantage when protecting intellectual property laws for the cannabis industry.

Social Consumption Town Hall -panel with Rep. Kelly Chambers –  February 22, 2024
Cannabis Alliance – Know Your Rights with LCB Enforcement – June 22, 2023
BizCann Expo – Strategies for Protecting Cannabis Related Intellectual Property – Madellín, Columbia – May 20-21, 2023
Washington Cannabis Summit – Equitable Capitalization and Commerce – Oct 1, 2022
Olympia Art League – Copyright-what is it? – May 19, 2022
Psychedelic and Cannabis Research Summit – Friday, Oct 8, 2021
Cannabis Career Summit – Moderator – Retail: Top things to know in the Cannabis Industry  – May 2021
Cannabis Legal and Industry Update 2021 – JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services
Current Issues in Intellectual Property, 20th Annual Oregon Tax Institute – OSB CLE Webcasts 2020
Current Issues in Intellectual Property – NW Cannabis Law Institute 2020
Featured Speaker – CBD Expo Seattle 2019
Innovation IP: Preventing and Combating Counterfeits – MJBizConNEXT 2019
Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry – Corsearch CLE Course 2019
King County Bar Association – Marijuana Law: A Comprehensive Overview for Beginners or Pros – Intellectual Property 2019
Marketing & Branding – CannaCon 2019
Cannabis Law and IP – King County Bar Association, IP Section
Intellectual Property Protection for Cannabis Brands – LegalTech 2019
Patent and Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry – Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition-Boston
Patent Protection of Cannabis Inventions – Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition 2018
Cross Border Investments –  Intercontinental Business Exchange 2018
How’s Business? The status of the local, national, and global cannabis industry – Hempfest 2018
Legal Best Practices for Marijuana Product Packaging and Testing – National Business Institute: Marijuana Business Law in Washington 2018
Cannabis Brands & Inventions: Legal Protection – Indo Expo 2018
Marijuana Money Madness: Cannabis and the Law – Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit 2018
The Next Level: Achieving Continued Success with your Cannabis Business – Fisher Phillips & Marijuana Business Association (MJBA)
Cannabis Law and Policy Panel – Seattle University School of Law 2018
Legal Protections of Brands & Innovations – Cannacon 2018
Branding & Marketing Panel – RAD Expo 2018
What are we buying when we buy legal cannabis? Everything involved in marketing and communicating cannabis for consumers/patients in a new, regulated industry – 2018 Maui Cannabis Conference
Trademark, Patents, and Branding – Imperious Cannabis Business Expo 2017
2017 Cannabis Intellecutal Property Updates – 5th Annual Northwest Marijuana Conference CLE 2017
Cashing in On Cannabis: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property – Cashing in On Cannabis: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property 2017
Law in Action – OEN Seminar: Don’t Go Up in Smoke—Primer for Canna-Businesses 2017
Intellectual Property -Don’t Go Up in Smoke: 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar for Canna-businesses 2017
Cannabis and Law– CannaCon 2017
Intellectual Property Protection for Cannabis Brands and Inventions– 3rd Annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference 2017
Branding and Trademarks– Washington Medical Marijuana Workshop 2016
Intellectual Property and Cannabis– Oregon Business Licensing Seminar 2016
Oregon Business Licensing Workshop– Marijuana Patents and Trademarks 2016
Intellectual Property and the Cannabis Industry– Northwest Marijuana Law Conference 2016
Northwest Cannacast– Cannabusiness in 2017 2016
Cannabis Law and Policy– Law Pro CLE
Legal Consumption of Cannabis– Hempfest 2016
Washington Cannabis Industry: Cheers and Jeers– Hempfest 2016Attorney Panel – Cannabis Attorneys– Cannabis Law and Policy Class 2016
Branding, Patents, & Marketing– Cannabis Business Expo 2016
Regulatory Concerns in Future Legalization of Cannabis–  Catharsis on the DC Mall  2015
Trademarks and Patents in the Cannabis Industry– Seattle Hempfest 2015
Legal Advice: From trademarks to traffic stops–  Seattle Hempfest  2015
Intellectual Property & The Cannabis Industry– Oregon Hemp Convention 2015
Intellectual Property and the Cannabis Industry– Marijuana Workshops 2015
CannaChat October– Cannabis Law Society 2015
Liability, Insurance, Events, and Intellectual Property– NW Leadership Conference 2014
Emerging Frontier of Marijuana Law- Law and Business Association  UW School of Law 2014
Intellectual Property, Seattle Kollel 2013

Board Member The Cannabis Alliance 2022
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2017
40 under 40 most influential people in the cannabis industryMarijuana Ventures2017
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2017
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Client’s ChoiceAvvo2013
Excellent RatingAvvo2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Dean’s ScholarSeattle University School of Law2005