Zareefa B. Flener, MS (Molecular Biology, with Distinction), JD, USPTO Registered Practitioner, is the Founder and Managing Partner at FLENER IP & BUSINESS LAW, a Women-Owned intellectual property and business/corporate law firm. Zareefa has around two decades of experience managing international and domestic patent and trademark portfolios in a wide range of areas including in the cannabis arena. She is included in the iam Patent 1000, and is recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star and as one of the Top 250 Women in IP.
Zareefa has been assisting cannabis companies in achieving prominence, value, and enviable positioning in an increasingly crowded field for more than six years, for instance a client was awarded TIME.com’s invention of the year award, and another has been recognized by FAST Company as one of the most innovative companies.
Zareefa’s clients run the gamut from cannabis to stem cells, from plant varieties to chemical processing and extractions; and her holistic approach of counseling companies from the ground up, from incorporation to raising capital to protecting and enforcing intellectual property, sets her apart from others and is a tried and true method for successfully building value for her clients.