Chernis Law Group
Neil Juneja



Of Counsel
Telephone:(206) 693-2900 x8



• J.D. from Seattle University Law School.
• Member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Western Washington, and the United States Patent Bar.

Neil’s legal expertise is supplemented by his broad educational background that spans multiple disciplines: physics, computer science, finance, optics, and information systems. Neil is a bit of a science tech nerd, which gives our clients a distinct advantage when protecting intellectual property laws for the marijuana industry

Intellectual Property Marijuana Lawyer

Neil Juneja is an intellectual property lawyer based in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. He is the founder and managing partner at the Gleam Law firm. His impeccable track record and years of marijuana law experience navigating the complexities of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Is what helps Gleam Law stand out from the competition.

Early in his career, Neil became dissatisfied with the often-overwhelming pretentiousness in the legal field. At other firms, clients are billed by the minute, treated like just another number, and too often waste valuable time and money on sub-par intellectual property law solutions that leave them exposed and vulnerable to lawsuits. Neil wanted to create something different – so he did.

For Neil, being a lawyer is about supporting people and their dreams. Whether it is business, innovation, or art, helping passionate people achieve their goals is what drives him to be the best marijuana lawyer he can be. He brings a remarkable level of genuine care and humanity that you don’t often find in a law office.

Neil represents clients in the cannabis industry. Neil has successfully filed over 200 marijuana cannabis trademarks and patent applications. He also represents clients worldwide with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

With over 20 years experience in theatrical lighting, entertainment, and tech industries, Neil gained much of his expertise working in these industries. Neil learned from the mistakes of others during the rise and fall of the dot com bubble. He learned the best ways to help his clients successfully file legally protectable assets.

Neil has a unique ability to see through complex marijuana legislative issues and come up with concrete and enforceable strategies to help protect his clients’ most valuable assets: their brands, inventions, and other original artistic works.

Neil is a sought-after speaker and trademark law instructor. He is also a member of the Washington Bar, the Federal Bar of Washington, and the United States Patent Bar.


“How to Become a Cannabis Attorney,” Law Practice Today 2016

Trademark Licensing and Conflicts with I-502 Rules, Marijuana Ventures 2015

Filing a Patent, A Closer Look at the Procedure, Marijuana Venture 2015

Branding Your Passion, Marijuana Venture 2015

Trademark Licensing and Conflicts with I-502 Rules, Washington State Bar Association CLE 2015

IP Protection in the US Market, guarding the borders, Protocol 2014

Patent Law in the Marijuana IndustryMarijuana Venture 2014

Pot and Patents, Avvo Naked Law 2014

Miniature Golf May Kill You,  Smash Putt 2011


Intellectual Property – Don’t Go Up in Smoke: 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar for Canna-businesses 2017
Cannabis and Law – CannaCon 2017
Intellectual Property Protection for Cannabis Brands and Inventions – 3rd Annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference 2017
Branding and Trademarks – Washington Medical Marijuana Workshop 2016
Intellectual Property and Cannabis – Oregon Business Licensing Seminar 2016
Oregon Business Licensing Workshop – Marijuana Patents and Trademarks 2016
Intellectual Property and the Cannabis Industry – Northwest Marijuana Law Conference 2016
Northwest Cannacast – Cannabusiness in 2017 2016
Cannabis Law and Policy – Law Pro CLE
Legal Consumption of Cannabis – Hempfest 2016
Washington Cannabis Industry: Cheers and Jeers – Hempfest 2016
• Attorney Panel – Cannabis Attorneys– Cannabis Law and Policy Class 2016
Branding, Patents, & Marketing – Cannabis Business Expo 2016
Regulatory Concerns in Future Legalization of Cannabis –  Catharsis on the DC Mall  2015
Trademarks and Patents in the Cannabis Industry – Seattle Hempfest 2015
Legal Advice: From trademarks to traffic stops –  Seattle Hempfest  2015
Intellectual Property & The Cannabis Industry – Oregon Hemp Convention 2015
Intellectual Property and the Cannabis Industry – Marijuana Workshops 2015
CannaChat October– Cannabis Law Society 2015
Liability, Insurance, Events, and Intellectual Property – NW Leadership Conference 2014
• Emerging Frontier of Marijuana Law- Law and Business Association  UW School of Law 2014
• Intellectual Property, Seattle Kollel 2013


Rising Star Super Lawyers 2017
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2016
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2016
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2015
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2015
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2014
Client’s Choice Avvo 2013
Excellent Rating Avvo 2013
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2013
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2012
Dean’s Scholar Seattle University School of Law 2005