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.

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 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

A Trademark Is A Word, Logo, Sound, Packaging, or Other Identifier of The Source of a Good or Service Why Register a Trademark? It is the trademark that allows a customer to find your product continually and to expect the same level of quality each and [hopefully] every time. A company’s reputation, goodwill, and customer…

Starbucks Wins Big in Trademark Infringement Case Starbucks Delivers Wake Up Call Over Dabuccino – Seattle-based Starbucks Corporation recently won a $500,000 default judgment against James Landgraf,  an Oregonian artist, for trademark infringement, dilution, and tarnishment. Landgraf created a line of bongs labeled “Dabuccino” that very closely resembled the plastic cups Starbucks uses to serve millions…