Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board To Increase Number of Enforcement Officers To Meet Growing Backlog of Marijuana-Related Complaints Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), announced that the agency will be increasing the size of…

WSCLB Announces Interim Policy for Marijuana License Holders to Seek Title Certificates Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law PLLC.  This interim policy will ease requirements for retail cannabis licensees in jurisdictions where ordinances prohibit cannabis sales Since the legalization of cannabis by the passage of Initiatives 502 in 2012, some…

Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series: Gorilla Glue #4 Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  Understanding how to protect your brand from being on the receiving or perpetrating end of trademark infringement is unbelievably important. To illustrate the importance of the topic, we are starting a three-part series on the biggest…

The Stranger: The Cannabis Alliance Summit Carried on as Usual Despite AG Sessions Declaring War on Legal Weed This article first appeared on The Stranger on January 8, 2018. It is written by Lester Black.  One might assume a pot industry conference held the day after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for aggressive criminal prosecution…

California’s Legal Cannabis Market: A Snapshot Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. As of January 1, 2018, California is officially the largest legal cannabis market in the world. California has long been a leader in cannabis cultivation, innovation, and medical laws. In fact, California was the first state to…

So, you want to invest in or start a legal cannabis business in Washington? Be ready to undergo a thorough background check. Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  The recreational cannabis industry in Washington is growing at an incredible pace; New Frontier Data, a leading cannabis data and analytics firm, projects…

Beware of Unofficial Trademark Solicitations You will never be contacted by the Patent and Trademark Office regarding your trademark, but you will receive lots of scam and spam mail. Trademark registrations are open public records that can be accessed by anyone through www.USPTO.gov. Because they include such detailed information, registration owners are an easy target for…

Using & Enforcing Your New Trademark Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  So you have successfully registered a state or federal trademark for your cannabis business or product? Congratulations! Here are the tips we provide to every one of our trademark clients to help them use and enforce their Intellectual…

Understanding trademarks is key to avoid rebranding The announcement of a settlement between the Gorilla Glue Co. and GG Strains is creating a stir on the trademark side of cannabis law.

What’s in a Name: Protecting your company’s brand Every business needs a name. In fact, most businesses have several. The legal name often lurks in the background and most consumers never see it, while trademarks, trade names, and domain names are generally the most visible and important client-facing identifiers. Knowing the differences between them will…