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H New Media Law

Represents a wide variety of clients and industries with a special emphasis on the premium cigar industry and emerging cannabis industries.

The firm is the go-to law firm for premium cigar companies with their trademark and FDA compliance matters. Over the past few years, H New Media Law has grown its cannabis law group because of its proven experience and strength in trademark, FDA, and regulatory legal matters.

Our Team

Over the past few years, H New Media Law has grown its cannabis law group because of its proven experience and strength in trademark, FDA, and regulatory legal matters.

  • FRANK HERRERA

     

    Frank-Herrera-HeadshotManaging Attorney
    fherrera@hnewmedia.com
    Direct Line: (305) 676-0963
    Languages: English & Spanish
    Office: Tallahassee

    Miami & West Palm Beach (by appointment)

    He is the founder and managing partner of H New Media Law with offices in West Palm Beach and Miami, Florida. He is a member of the International Trademark Association and has been rated a “Super Lawyer.”

    • Law School: St. Thomas University School of Law
    • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida 2001
    • Court Admissions
    • US District Court Southern District of Florida
    • US District Court Middle District of Florida
    • US District Court Northern District of Florida
    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • 2004, Member International Trademark Assoc.
    • Frank Herrera is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the world’s largest and most respected organization of trademark professionals.  INTA is dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property and has members in more than 190 countries.
    • 2010-2011, Selected Internet Committee (INTA)
    • Frank Herrera was selected for the 2010-2011 INTA Internet Committee.  The Internet Committee evaluates treaties, laws, regulations, and procedures relating to domain name assignment, use of trademarks on the Internet, and unfair competition on the Internet.
    • Top-Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL
  • GUSTAVO SARDIÑA

    Attorney, Litigation
    g.sardina@hnewmedia.com
    (561) 285-4763
    Languages: English & Spanish
    Office: Tallahassee

    Law School: St. Thomas University School of Law (2006)

    State Bar Admissions

    • Florida 2006

    Court Admissions

    • Florida State Courts
    • US District Court Southern District of Florida
    • US District Court Middle District of Florida
    • US District Court Northern District of Florida
    • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • ELISSA NOYES

    Law Clerk, FDA
    e.noyes@hnewmedia.com
    305-707-6659
    Office: Tallahassee

    Law School: St. Thomas University School of Law (December 2020)

  • GISELLE RUIZ-ARTHUR

    Director of Trademarks
    g.ruiz-arthur@hnewmedia.com
    561-285-4612
    Languages: English & Spanish
    Office: West Palm Beach

    Law School: Anahuac University J.D. 1988

    Bar Admissions

    • Mexico, 1990

    Bar Associations

    • Barra Nacional de Abogados, 1995
    • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, 1998

    1995-2016, Corporate Legal Practice

    • Counsel – Legal Director DuPont Mexico, 1995-1999
    • U.S.A. – E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company – DE – Global Corporate Trademark Counsel, 1999-2016

    2000, Member International Trademark Association

    • Giselle Ruiz-Arthur is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the world’s largest and most respected organization of trademark professionals.  INTA is dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property and has members in more than 190 countries.

    2007, Member Hispanic National Bar Association

  • SHARRIE ZYWCZYK

    Assistant/Back Office

    s.zywczyk@hnewmedia.com

    561-295-8582

    Office: West Palm Beach

H New Media Law


Represents businesses and individuals before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as well as State and Federal courts of Florida.

Practice Areas

H New Media Law represents businesses and individuals before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as well as State and Federal courts of Florida.

  • Trademarks

    We offer:

    • Trademark Searches (U.S. and worldwide)
    • Trademark Application Preparation (U.S. and worldwide)
    • Trademark U.S. Application Prosecution
    • Trademark Opposition/Cancellation/ Appeals of Final Refusals
    • Trademark Maintenance / Renewals
    • Trademark Watching – Competitor’s Trademark Watch
    • Foreign Trademark Filings
    • Other Legal Matters Worldwide
  • FDA Cigars Compliance

    in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced tough new regulations on the entire U.S. premium and non-premium cigar industry.  We offer:

    • Grandfather Product Filings
    • Exemption to Substantial Equivalence Filings
    • Substantial Equivalence Filings
    • Counseling on navigating and complying with regulations
  • Corporate Law
    We represent entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging companies, established companies, and business owners in a variety of industries.
  • Premium Cigar Import and Distribution Law
    The firm has extensive experience in assisting clients with all aspects of federal, state, and local law relating to the importation, distribution, and sale of premium cigar products.
  • Medical Marijuana Compliance
  • Traditional and New Media Law
    The firm has extensive experience in legal issues arising from traditional and new media such as: take down notices, First Amendment, Copyright, Trademark disputes, Defamation, FTC compliance.

FDA Tobacco Regulations

We represent cigar manufacturing companies, wholesalers, distributors, importers, and retailers all affected by the FDA’s new tobacco regulations.

Over the past few years, H New Media Law has grown its cannabis law group because of its proven experience and strength in trademark, FDA, and regulatory legal matters.

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Contact

  • Tel.: (561) 295-8893

Offices

  • Tallahassee (Main), 113 South Monroe Street, First Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
  • Miami – Appointment Only
  • Palm Beach – Appointment Only
  • Esteli, Nicaragua – On Request
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic – On Request
  • Danli, Honduras – On Request