United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) filed suit against the operators of United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com, and UPS.green. Their complaint, filed in California’s Central District Court, includes claims of “federal trademark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark infringement, state trademark dilution, state unfair competition, state unfair business practices, state false advertising,…

The problem with marijuana and banking is no secret. Legal cannabis companies have long had to grapple with lack of access to banking, looking for marijuana banking solutions that exist in far too few a number. But with the cannabis banking news out this week, the industry could see a big change when it comes…

Written by Ammon J. Ford.  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 help executives protect…

The MAUCRSA acronym doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But it’s arguably one of the most consequential laws in cannabis legalization history. It stands for the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and it was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. It serves as the legal landscape for…

This week, Neil Juneja starred in the Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast with Bonnie Groessl. During the conversation, they discussed trademark infringement, intellectual property law, and business branding, as well as how to make your mark in a particular field. Neil gave some great advice on getting a foothold in the cannabis industry: pick your expertise and…

This week, the Creative Marketing Zone podcast interviewed Neil Juneja about his business strategies. Each week, Eric brings on guests that share actionable tips on how to grow a business, strategies to gain a foothold in a particular industry, and more. Growing a business in a creative fashion takes hard work and discipline, so it…

Neil Juneja featured on Cannabis Industry Podcast Last week, School for Startups Radio interviewed Neil Juneja about his experience in the legal cannabis industry. In the episode, Neil talks about the difference between recreational and medical cannabis, and what the implications are for the medical industry in states  that legalize medical and recreational marijuana. He…

mg Magazine’s Top 30 Cannabis Attorneys Last week, mg Magazine released a list called “30 Powerful Litigators You Should Know”. We are pleased to see that the editors listed Orion Inskip from Gleam Law as one of the top contenders. As a cannabis attorney, Orion has extensive litigation experience in cannabis law and has negotiated…

Interest in Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry is not slowing down. The most common question new clients ask is: “How do I get a license?” Because of the OLCC pause on processing new license applications, the answer is, “Buy a business with an existing license!” Whereas the OLCC will not process brand new license applications, they…

The WSLCB Wants to Hear From You The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board is taking public comment on new proposed rules. Every so often, a government agency like the Washington State Liquor & Control Board wants to hear from the people who will be impacted by proposed rule changes. These moments, known as public…