AREAS OF LAW PRACTICE

Cannabis Intellectual Property Law
Cannabis Business Law 
Cannabis Law 
Cannabis Entertainment Law 
Lighting Law 

EDUCATION

  • 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 marijuana industry.

Neil@GleamLaw.com

Tel: (206) 693-2900 x8 (direct)

Intellectual Property Marijuana Lawyer Neil K. Juneja

Neil Juneja is an intellectual property lawyer based in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He is the founder and managing partner at the Gleam Law firm. His impeccable track record and years of marijuana law experience navigating the complexities of patents, trademarks, and copyrights is what helps Gleam Law stand out from the competition.

Early in his career, Neil became dissatisfied with the often-overwhelming pretentiousness in the legal field. At other firms, clients are billed by the minute, treated like just another number, and too often waste valuable time and money on sub-par intellectual property law solutions that leave them exposed and vulnerable to lawsuits. Neil wanted to create something different – so he did.

For Neil, being a lawyer is about supporting people and their dreams. Whether it is business, innovation, or art, helping passionate people achieve their goals is what drives him to be the best marijuana lawyer he can be. He brings a remarkable level of genuine care and humanity that you don’t often find in a law office.

Neil represents clients in the cannabis industry. Neil has successfully filed over 400 marijuana cannabis trademarks and patent applications. He also represents clients worldwide with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

With over 20 years experience in theatrical lighting, entertainment, and tech industries, Neil gained much of his expertise working in these industries. Neil learned from the mistakes of others during the rise and fall of the dot com bubble. He learned the best ways to help his clients successfully file legally protectable assets.

Neil has a unique ability to see through complex marijuana legislative issues and come up with concrete and enforceable strategies to help protect his clients’ most valuable assets: their brands, inventions, and other original artistic works.

Neil is a sought-after speaker and trademark law instructor. He is also a member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Washington, and the United States Patent Bar.

Publications

Presentations

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 2016
Attorney 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

Media

featured in The Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast, December 2018

featured in #88: Whiskey Referrals, Boat Parties, and Unconventional Law Firm Marketing, December 2018

featured in “Patents on Pot? U.S. Lawsuit Puts Cannabis Claims to the Test,” U.S. News & Reuters, 2018

featured in LegalTech: Intellectual Property Protection for Cannabis Brands, Tech Blog Writer Podcast, 2018

featured in School for Startups Entrepreneur Podcast – School for Startups Radio

featured in Canna Rant – “Think Before You Trademark”

featured in “Why Patent Lawyers Are Watching This Colorado Cannabis Case,” The Recorder 2018

featured in “Cannabis Extract Patent Assertion Underscores Issue of Limited Prior Art for Marijuana Inventions,” IP Watchdog 2018

featured in “As cannabis patent filings increase, are food and beverage companies positioned to benefit?” 420 Intel, 2018

featured in “Marijuana sales begin throughout state,” The News Tribune, 2015

featured in “Lawyers are beginning to specialize in the cannabis industry,” CWU Observer, 2015

 

Awards

Cannabis Law Trailblazer The National Law Journal 2018
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

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