AREAS OF LAW PRACTICE
- 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.
Tel: (206) 693-2900 x8 (direct)
Cannabis 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 cannabis law experience navigating the complexities of patents, trademarks, and copyrights is what helps Gleam Law stand out from the competition.
Neil founded Gleam Law because 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. Other 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.
Neil represents clients in the cannabis 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 theatrical lighting, entertainment, and tech industries, Neil gained much of his expertise working in these industries. Neil learned from the mistakes of himself and others during the rise and fall of the dot com bubble and aims to share that experience.
Neil has a unique ability to see through complex cannabis legislative issues and come up with concrete and enforceable strategies to help protect his clients’ most valuable assets: their brands, inventions, and businesses.
Neil is a sought-after speaker and trademark law instructor. He is also a member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Washington, the United States Patent Bar, and most whiskey bars.
Some of his groundbreaking innovations include the registration of the first cannabis trademark in Mexico, registration of the first cannabis state trademark in Hawaii, representation of the first cannabis patents, and representation of the first Seattle cannabis retail store.
Patent Protection for Cannabis Inventions, Ganjapreneur 2017
Choosing The Right Cannabis Trademark Identity, MG Retailer 2016
Trademark Licensing and Conflicts with I-502 Rules, Marijuana Venture 2015
Branding Your Passion, Marijuana Venture 2015
Trademark Licensing and Conflicts with I-502 Rules, Washington State Bar Association CLE 2015
IP Protection in the US Market, guarding the borders, Protocol 2014
Pot and Patents, Avvo Naked Law 2014
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
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
The Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast, December 2018
“Patents on Pot? U.S. Lawsuit Puts Cannabis Claims to the Test,” U.S. News & Reuters, 2018
LegalTech: Intellectual Property Protection for Cannabis Brands, Tech Blog Writer Podcast, 2018
School for Startups Entrepreneur Podcast – School for Startups Radio
“Why Patent Lawyers Are Watching This Colorado Cannabis Case,” The Recorder 2018
“Marijuana sales begin throughout state,” The News Tribune, 2015
“Lawyers are beginning to specialize in the cannabis industry,” CWU Observer, 2015
|Cannabis Law Trailblazer||The National Law Journal||2018|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2017|
|40 under 40 most influential people in the cannabis industry||Marijuana Ventures||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2013|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2012|
|Dean’s Scholar||Seattle University School of Law||2005|