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,…

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…

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…

Gleam Law Featured on the Tech Blog Writer Podcast The Founder and Managing Partner of Gleam Law, Neil Juneja, joins The Tech Blog Writer podcast for an exclusive interview. In it, he shares his experience as an innovative cannabis lawyer in Seattle, Washington.  What You’ll Learn About Gleam Law in This Interview This interview dives into…

How to Start A Cannabis Business – The Legal Stuff You Need to Know This article originally appears on Black Enterprise and is written by Lydia Blanco.  If you are anything like most entrepreneurs looking to get in on the green rush, you’ve probably been doing your research for quite some time now on the ins…

IP Licensing: A Pathway For International Cannabis Branding By Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. This article first appeared in MG Magazine June 2018 The one thing almost everyone knows about cannabis is that it cannot legally cross most borders. In the United States, at least, the law prohibits any cannabis product from…

Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series: Contributory Infringement Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  In the previous installment of the Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series, we discussed what it looks like when a large company comes after a cannabis manufacturer for trademark infringement. This week’s post has a slightly different flavor. In…

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…

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…