Karen J. Bernstein is the Principal of Bernstein IP, which is celebrating its tenth year and helps
its clients with corporate, securities, and intellectual property issues, including packaging and
labeling compliance. Karen is a Philadelphia native and is admitted to practice law in
Pennsylvania, New York, and Colorado.
Before heading to law school, Karen was an executive in the advertising business, as well as
having been a personal manager to Karen Young of Hot Shot fame, also a native Philadelphian.
Together, they co-wrote of a Top-10 Hit song that was featured in Billboard Magazine.
Today, Karen brings her unique background and skills to the practice of intellectual property
law. Her firm represents businesses in the Cannabis industry such as the Arcview Group, which
provides a quarterly private investor network conference in the Cannabis industry.
Karen’s law firm is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association where Karen sits as
Vice Chair of the Packaging and Labeling Committee (soon to be Chair). She is also a member
of the National Cannabis Bar Association and spoke last summer at the University of Denver,
Sturm College of Law. She also has spoken at the Women Grow Annual Summit in Denver and
at the local Philadelphia chapter.
Karen has been quoted in numerous major media outlets such as Yahoo! Finance and the PBS
Nightly Business Report. Karen also taught an online educational video produced by Green
Flower Media entitled, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Your Cannabis Business:
Identifying and Building IP to Enhance the Value of Your Cannabis Business to Attract
Karen may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org