Overview

Hannah Follender is an emerging leader in the area of Cannabis Law, particularly in protecting her clients’ intellectual property in the cannabis space.  As the founder of the Cannabis Section of the Utah Bar Association,  she is working to shape the legal conversation in this complex and growing field. A registered U.S. patent attorney with a background is in biology, she represents clients in varied technologies and other aspects of IP such as trademark, copyright, and licensing. Well versed in addressing her clients’ needs, Hannah enjoys working with startups in various stages of growth by helping them develop and execute strategies tailored to their success.

Proficient in Hebrew, Hannah held an international internship with Sherby & Co. law firm in Ramat Gan, Isreal, where she gained experience in international corporate and securities law.  She continues her work with international clients and makes frequent trips to work with her clients in person.

Originally from the northeastern U.S., Hannah’s professional ski career brought her to the mountains of Utah where she chose to stay and make Salt Lake City her home. Hannah is a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where she was an Articles Editor on the Utah Law Review and was awarded the outstanding achievement award in patent law

Experience

Experience
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Cannabis
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing

Education

Education
  • J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2018
  • B.S., Biology, Political Science, St. Lawrence University, 2011: Cum Laude, Phi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List, Owen D. Young North Country Science Award

Admissions

Admissions
  • Registered Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah State Bar

Achievements

Achievements
  • Associate Articles Editor, Law Review – S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Patent Law, Spring 2017
  • Quinney Research Fellow 2016-2017
  • Women’s Law Caucus – S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Student Intellectual Property Law Association – S.J. Quinney College of Law

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Alta Community Enrichment (ACE) – Board of Directors
  • SheJumps
  • Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center

Memberships

Memberships
  • David K. Winder Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Alta Ski Area Athlete Team
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association – Board Member
  • National Cannabis Bar Association (NCBA) – Member
  • America Israel Cannabis Association (AICA) – Member
  • Workman Nydegger Associate, Hannah Follender, interviewed on Ripple Effect podcast

    03: Getting on the Cannabis Train
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  • USPTO Releases New Examination Guidelines for Trademarks Covering Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods

    On May 2nd, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released new guidelines for the examination of trademarks associated with...
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  • I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Beaumont Anymore – Or Are We? Ruminations on TC Heartland

    Authors: Brent P. Lorimer[1] & Hannah Follender[2] After they arrive in Oz, Dorothy famously tells Toto “I’ve a feeling we’re not...
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Nonie Barrigar

Experience

  • 12 years at Workman Nydegger

Contact Information
Email nbarrigar@wnlaw.com
Phone 801-533-9800

Languages

Languages
  • Hebrew