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 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 this piece, we explain how manufacturers taking part in alleged infringement aren’t…

Cannabis Trademark Infringement Series: Gorilla Glue #4 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 cannabis trademark infringement cases that have happened so far in this developing…

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 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 Property. What does your trademark registration do? Your new trademark registration is…

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…

Gleam Law Opens New Marijuana Law Offices in San Francisco & Los Angeles Gleam Law is excited to announce the opening of two new offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Christopher Sabec, an experienced business attorney and Executive, will lead these offices. California has been the leader of American cannabis for decades. Whether it…

Gleam Law attorney Neil Juneja is a special guest on the Shaping Fire Podcast with Shango Los. In Episode 23 – The Reality of Cannabis Trademarks, Shango and Neil discuss cannabis brand development, trademark legal protection, and licensing methodology. The Shaping Fire Podcast with Shango Los