About Us

Providing legal solutions for your marketing and branding efforts are Distinctive Leaf’s core competencies. We are passionate about the cannabis industry and are motivated to provide solutions to challenges associated with protecting cannabis brands.


Why Us?

KnowledLegal ge

Collectively, we have been protecting and commercializing intellectual property for over 20 years.

Thorough Research

All service marks and trademarks are not created equal. We collaborate with you to either create a “strong” mark, protect your current mark or rebrand a weak mark.

Personal Communication

Brand protection is our passion. From the first call throughout the process to obtaining a registration we will work with you.

About Distinctive Leaf

We are a group of friends and colleagues that have collaborated in the Boulder, Colorado area for six years. While we have taken different roads to the Robison Law Group, a common denominator is our passion to work with start-ups, inventors, entrepreneurs, and established businesses and organizations to protect and commercialize their intellectual property. We have helped many businesses, non-profits, and research institutions secure property and innovations such as enterprise software, know-how, product and drug patent licenses, and trademarks. Through our combined experience in general and corporate counsel roles, we also offer expertise in business, tax, and employment law matters that confront cannabis businesses. We commonly serve as general counsel to participants in this field.

We share your belief that cannabis should be regulated responsibly. Please contact us directly to learn more about our firm and how we can help provide legal solutions in a complex, evolving environment.

Frank Robison, Esq.

Frank Robison, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Frank Robison, Esq. is the founder of the Robison Law Group LLC. Prior to forming the Robison Law Group, Frank worked a Special Assistant Attorney General/Assistant Counsel at the University of Colorado Boulder and as Vicente Sederberg’ s Director of Hemp and CBD Practice Area.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Frank had seventeen years of business management and entrepreneurial experience at various high-tech companies, including working in the telecommunications and the semi-conductor sectors and owning robotics-based manufacturing and IT consulting businesses. Frank was a Peace Corps Volunteer, Agricultural Extensionist, in Honduras from 1994-1996.

Frank is fluent in Spanish, conversational in Portuguese and familiar with Chichewa, a Bantu dialect. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

MaryBeth Vellequette, PhD

MaryBeth Vellequette, PhD

Director of Intellectual Property

MaryBeth Vellequette serves as Director of Intellectual Property at Robison Law Group. She is a skilled Licensing Professional with 10+ years of experience negotiating technology licenses and Intellectual Property terms in contracts. MaryBeth has worked at law firms, as an in-house patent agent, and most recently as Director of Technology Transfer Licensing and Associate Director of Intellectual Property at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Marybeth has diverse IP management experience, including IP over 10+ years of experience managing diverse portfolios of chemical, chemical engineering, materials, and cleantech technologies.

MaryBeth specializes in the following:

  • License negotiation – start-ups to Fortune 500
  • Technology and Intellectual Property evaluation
  • Intellectual Property Asset Identification and Management
  • Communication with engineers and scientists to translate innovation into intellectual property
  • Technology Transfer/Licensing for Chemistry, Engineering, and Alternative Energy Sectors

MaryBeth particularly enjoys working with scientists, engineers, and small businesses to capture and monetize their Intellectual Property. Crafting the right deal for MaryBeth’s clients is immensely satisfying work.

Please note that, while MaryBeth is not a licensed attorney, she is a career professional and expert in patent protection and commercialization of all kinds of IP.