Danny Zlatnik


  • Biography

    Danny’s practice focuses on the emerging needs of cannabis businesses, especially with regard to their intellectual property. Danny guides clients on regulatory compliance, litigation, and intellectual property issues, including protection and registration of trademarks, copyright, trade secret protection, and licensing. Danny also works with clients on their branding and marketing strategies, counseling them on their choice of brand names and logos, packaging design, labeling, and how to refine their advertisements. These efforts are especially crucial to cannabis businesses seeking to build valuable brands in the still-developing market in California, where entrants must comply with a complicated array of new regulations. In the event of a dispute, whether concerning intellectual property or any other rights, Danny draws on years of litigation experience to zealously enforce and defend those rights.

    Danny earned his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and his Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley School of Law, and he was admitted to the California bar in 2008. Prior to developing his current focus on cannabis-related issues, Danny practiced commercial litigation with a focus on intellectual property disputes, including trademark, trade secret, and utility and design patent cases. He has also represented clients in contract, business tort, antitrust, defamation, and unfair competition matters. Danny has worked on multiple trials, including helping Apple Inc. win one of the largest-ever patent verdicts in Apple v. Samsung, in which Apple accused Samsung of copying the iPhone and iPad designs.

  • Education
    • J.D. University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    • B.Sc. Stanford University
  • Associations
    • California State Bar
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • National Cannabis Bar Association