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…

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…

How similar is too similar when filing for a trademark? Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law PLLC.  How closely does an entity need to guard its name and image? While “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” it is easy to see the confusion that could stem…

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…

Panelists Discuss Packaging, Experiences and Customer Loyalty Considerations. This article appears on healthcarepackaging.com. It is written by Keren Sookne, Director of Editorial Content. This week’s RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo in Portland, OR, featured a talk on branding and marketing medical and recreational cannabis products, and how to build a strong customer base. Cannabis producers face the same…

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.