Danny Zlatnik - Cannabis Lawyer

Director of Legal Operations, Santa Rosa

Danny Zlatnik

About Danny Zlatnik

Danny Zlatnik guides clients on intellectual property issues, including protection and registration of trademarks, copyright, trade secret protection, and licensing agreements. Danny works with clients on their overall branding strategy, counseling them on their choice of brand names and logos, packaging design, labeling, and how to refine marketing materials. These efforts help clients maximize the value of their brands while complying with cannabis-specific legal requirements and reducing the risk of costly infringement allegations. In the event of a dispute, whether concerning intellectual property or any other rights, Danny draws on years of commercial 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 was admitted to the California bar in 2008. Prior to joining Rogoway Law Group, 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.

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property — Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Employment
  • Cannabis Regulatory Compliance
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California
  • Stanford (B.S., 2002)
  • UC Berkeley (J.D., 2008)

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Professional Experience
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP, Client Relations Manager (2014 - 2016)
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP, Associate (2008 - 2014)
  • University of California, Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), Adjunct Lecturer (2015)
  • Littler Mendelson, Summer Associate (2007)
Speaking Engagements
  • National Cannabis Industry Association, Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, “Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation: Will the cannabis industry be next?" June 2016
  • California’s Green Rush: The Business & Ethics of Cannabis — 2017 USF Law Review Symposium, "Intellectual Cannabis Property," January 2017
  • Cannabis Marketing Association, "Bringing a Cannabis Brand to Life: From Strategy to Shelves," May 2017
Published Articles
Awards & Recognition
  • 2nd Place, Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Regional Competition
Memberships & Associations
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic, Counselor (2005-06)
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic, Director (2006-2007)
  • East Bay Community Law Center, Steering Committee (2006-2007)
  • Board of Advocacy, Moot Court Coach (2007-2008)
  • Boalt Briefs humor newsletter, Writer and Graphic Designer (2007-2008)
Case Work
  • Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Ltd., Northern District of California. Represented Apple. Infringement verdict for Apple in August 2012. Worked on design patent, trademark, and trade dress elements of case.
  • ICU Medical, Inc. v. Rymed Technologies, Inc., District Court of Delaware. Medical device patent case. Won infringement verdict for ICU in 2010.

Contact Danny Zlatnik


707 526-0420