United States: Oregon


Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Kolisch Hartwell PC
Lane Powell PC
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Stoel Rives LLP
The sophisticated trademark practice of Davis Wright Tremaine has a nuanced grasp of the diverse factors at play in a wide array of markets and industries. The Portland contingent is a preferred choice for key players in the food and beverage and hospitality sectors, thanks largely to the “creative and incredibly dedicated” Sheila Fox Morrison. Her “aggressive but very practical approach to negotiations” allows her to get to the core of any dispute and resolve it in a flash; it helps that “her bedside manner is fantastic and she is very easy to work with or against”. “She has a client-centric viewpoint that covers all the legal bases and is considerate of costs. Moreover, she provides effective solutions to the conflict between fast-moving business needs and slow-moving trademark authorities.”
Klarquist Sparkman LLP
“Klarquist Sparkman delivers a pre-eminent full trademark service with very accommodating billing rates.” “It has a great IP reputation in Oregon and deals with big-ticket litigation”; however, its prosecution practice is also a hub of strategic counselling excellence. Ramon Klitzke II is adept at minimising the risks faced by brand owners worldwide; his judicious guidance consistently saves patrons time and money. In a similar vein, Lisa Caldwell’s intimate understanding of the gamut of non-contentious issues is hugely advantageous for companies hoping to steer clear of the courtroom. Completing the tactical trio is Richard Polley; with over 40 years of IP experience, the “wise and talented” doyen has seen it all. “His deep knowledge base, easy-going personality and accessibility all make him a top choice.”
Kolisch Hartwell PC
“The trademark team at Kolisch Hartwell provides excellent service and is driven by the readily apparent desire to achieve positive, commercially pragmatic and cost-effective outcomes for businesses.” The key branding player is Thomas Romano, an “incredibly proactive” and versatile strategist. He is well versed in securing look-and-feel protection for goods, such as product configurations and designs, and recently dispatched an influx of anti-counterfeiting mandates with brio. “He impresses with his ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. With his direct and personal style of communication, he always achieves great results for clients.”
Lane Powell PC
Lane Powell’s IP team possesses a sophisticated understanding of the local markets in which brand owners operate, making it a magnet for rights holders with critical assets to protect. The Portland office in particular draws in numerous big-name clients from the bustling local apparel and footwear industry. “Responsive and personable”, Parna Mehrbani is a superstar in this area; although she staunchly defends the interests of rights holders in the courtroom, a rigorous non-contentious practice is her main claim to fame. Businesses of all shapes and sizes adore her “professional, knowledgeable and practical approach”. Kenneth Davis II heads the IP practice and tackles multi-faceted branding disputes with consummate poise. He keeps cool even in the most heated situations, thanks to his wealth of experience before both state and federal courts.
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
“Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt is efficient, prompt and reasonably priced, and has a very commercial outlook.” Its Portland outpost safeguards the crown-jewel brands of a multitude of outdoor and athletic companies based in the area, including Columbia Sportswear. Clients are always in good hands with Michael Cohen, whose hallmark is his lightning-quick responsiveness. His practice ranges from prosecution to enforcement and everything in between, and he handles complex licensing and co-branding agreements with a particularly deft touch. “He is a stellar advocate and an authority on trademarks here.” Cohen is praised for his around-the-clock availability; as is Peter Heuser, who deploys decades of IP experience and practical wisdom to outstanding effect in the courtroom.
Stoel Rives LLP
Headquartered in Oregon, full-service Stoel Rives cuts a dash on all IP mandates. Its trademark professionals offer a bespoke, client-oriented service characterised by the highest levels of attentiveness and care. The “well-respected” Anne Wheeler Glazer is one such practitioner, whose “truly professional conduct speaks volumes to her integrity”. Widely applauded for her “pragmatic problem-solving approach”, she is a major contributor to the team’s successes in the food and beverage sector – due in large part to her unmatched Food and Drug Administration expertise. Jere Webb is a font of knowledge on all things intellectual property, giving him far-reaching insight into branding issues; e-commerce and technology-related transactions are particular fortes.


Michael Cohen - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Anne Wheeler Glazer - Stoel Rives LLP
Michael K Heilbronner - IdeaLegal
Sheila Fox Morrison - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Lisa Caldwell - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
David D’Ascenzo - D’Ascenzo Intellectual Property Law
Kenneth R Davis II - Lane Powell PC
Christopher D Erickson - Tonkon Torp LLP
Paul Havel - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Peter Heuser - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Ramon A Klitzke II - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Anna McCoy - Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle llp
Parna Mehrbani - Lane Powell PC
Richard J Polley - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Thomas J Romano - Kolisch Hartwell PC
Jere M Webb - Stoel Rives LLP

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