Harris Bricken

Harris Bricken is a boutique international law firm with lawyers in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Barcelona and Beijing. Our focus is on small and medium sized businesses that operate internationally and on multinational companies that require specialized legal assistance.

We have lawyers licensed in China, Russia, Spain, Germany, Australia and various states in America. Our language capabilities include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Though we are small in size, we are big in reputation, both for our legal knowledge and for the relationships we establish with our clients.

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Register HERE! We have 10 FREE registrations to share with our audience. Be the first to email marketing@harrisbricken.com to claim your FREE registration! With some form of cannabis use legalized in most of the U.S., commercial property owners are increasingly presented with opportunities to lease to cannabis-related businesses. State regulations legalizing CBD, hemp, and recreational and medical cannabis, as well as conflicting federal laws, require real estate and business attorneys to consider a variety…
Finally, the post that all prospective New York cannabis applicants have been waiting for: an explanation of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s (MRTA) license application process. We ask you to curb your enthusiasm: while the MRTA provides a framework for the license application process, the actual license application (including the license fee) will be created by the Cannabis Control Board (CCB). When? Hopefully in the next few months. The MRTA requires the CCB to…
Two companies that provide data to the hemp industry are embroiled in a trademark dispute. New Leaf Data Services (“New Leaf”) sued PanXchange in Connecticut federal court, alleging that PanXchange’s offer of services under marks such as PANXCHANGE® HEMP BENCHMARKS constitutes infringement of New Leaf’s supplemental trademark registration, HEMP BENCHMARKS (Reg. No. 5079914). The case was eventually been transferred to Colorado. In its answer to New Leaf’s complaint, PanXchange stated that the HEMP BENCHMARKS trademark…
Here is a scare article published last week in Portland’s Willamette Week. I like that publication pretty well, but the article makes a trio of tax-related assertions which strike me as wrong. In the author’s defense, suspect cannabis tax reportage is an industry pastime and the narrative of fiscally oppressed cannabis stores is attractive. Consider too that the author appears to have been misled by an economist. Still, we aren’t giving anyone a pass on…
Here is a scare article published last week in Portland’s Willamette Week. I like that publication pretty well, but the article makes a trio of tax-related assertions which strike me as wrong. In the author’s defense, suspect cannabis tax reportage is an industry pastime and the narrative of fiscally oppressed cannabis stores is attractive. Consider too that the author appears to have been misled by an economist. Still, we aren’t giving anyone a pass on…
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague Andrés Monereo Velasco. Andrés was a founding partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados, a leading law firm for international clients doing business in Spain and our affiliated law firm in that country. Andrés was born in Madrid in 1961 and he obtained a double degree in law and business administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He began his career…