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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
    561.841.6380
    Languages: English & Spanish
    Office: Miami & West Palm Beach

    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
  • ALANA HOFFMAN

    Attorney, FDA
    a.hoffman@hnewmedia.com
    561.841.6380
    Office: West Palm Beach

    Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2011)

    State Bar Admissions

    • Colorado 2011
    • Florida 2015

    Court Admissions

    • US District Court Southern District of Florida 2016
  • GUSTAVO SARDINA

    Attorney, Litigation
    g.sardina@hnewmedia.com
    561.841.6380
    Languages: English & Spanish
    Office: Miami

    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
  • GISELLE RUIZ-ARTHUR

    Director of Trademarks
    g.ruiz-arthur@hnewmedia.com
    561.841.6380
    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

    State Bar Admissions

    • Delaware 2006

    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

  • Kelsey Noyes

    Legal Assistant, Cannalaw Division

    k.noyes@hnewmedia.com

    Office: Miami

  • Jill Forman

    Receptionist

    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

    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced tough new regulations on the entire U.S. tobacco industry, including the segment that makes and markets premium, handmade cigars. We offer:

    • Grandfather Product Filings
    • Exemption to Substantial Equivalence
    • Substantial Equivalence
    • 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

    The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014

    Summary of the Cannabis Act: It authorizes specified physicians to order low-THC marijuana for use by specified patients; requires the department to create a compassionate use registry; requires the department to authorize a specified number of dispensing organizations; revises the definition of the term “cannabis” for purposes of the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act and as applicable to certain criminal offenses proscribing the sale, manufacture, delivery, possession, or purchase of cannabis, to which penalties apply, etc. We offer:

    • Business Information
    • Compliance
    • Litigation
    • Research
    • Trademark guidance
  • 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 over 100 cigar companies, magazines, wholesalers, and retailers all affected by the FDA’s new tobacco regulations. Out of 182 already determined grandfather status cigars, about 20% of those applications were filed by H New Media.

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) 841-6380
  • Fax.: (561) 566-5198

Offices

  • Brickell
    1110 Brickell Avenue,
    Suite 506 Miami,
    Florida 33131

  • Palm Beach
    2001 Broadway Avenue
    Suite 560 Riviera Beach
    Florida 33404

  • Denver
    By appointment only