United States: Oregon

Firms

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Kolisch Hartwell PC
  • Lane Powell PC
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Stoel Rives LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine has a lot to offer clients – wide-ranging industry expertise, prosecution dexterity and cutting-edge enforcement and anti-counterfeiting skills. Its 80-strong IP division is cohesive and collaborative, ensuring the delivery of a tight service, with holistic advice and solutions. In Portland, Sheila Fox Morrison is the person to call. Demonstrating speed and precision, she provides thoughtful advice on clearance and prosecution while leading a paralegal unit that keeps thousands of registrations in the best of health. She draws up and executes savvy enforcement blueprints and gets signatures on the dotted line of trademark licence agreements without fuss. “Sheila promptly resolves all matters in the most efficient manner possible while being cautious and thorough.” She has a strong local following that includes Leatherman, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery and East West Tea Company.

Klarquist Sparkman LLP

A venerable name in intellectual property in the Pacific Northwest, Klarquist has the most experienced trademark team in Portland. Nothing is off limits for the crew when it comes to brands; portfolios are managed to satisfy short and long-term objectives, while disputes are dispatched swiftly, thanks to thorough preparation and optimised strategies. Nearly 40 years deep into the game, Ramon Klitzke II has cultivated a wide-ranging IP skillset. A deft prosecutor and enforcer in patents, trademarks and designs, he devises effective overarching strategies for companies with diverse portfolios. Richard Polley is even more experienced, having practised for over 43 years. He acts for prestigious universities and a slew of innovators in the high-tech and life sciences fields.

Lane Powell PC

Nothing gets missed when you put Lane Powell in charge of your intellectual property; it is a reliable pilot through all phases of trademark prosecution, enforcement and monetisation. The lawyers here use excellent and broad industry knowledge to align their advice with clients’ business interests; being really practical as well, they get a lot done quickly. When infringement headaches loom, Kenneth Davis II is a good person to call – he is one of Oregon’s most specialised and experienced trademark trial lawyers.

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

A full-service powerhouse in this neck of the woods, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt keenly recognises the asset potential of intellectual property and has sculpted a robust soft IP and patent practice to help maximise the gains of its illustrious client base. A replete knowledge not just of trademarks but also of marketing and advertising law enables it to execute holistic solutions to any brand-related conundrum. In the driving seat is Michael Cohen, who is equal parts deft strategic counsellor and “aggressive enforcer”. Whatever the task at hand, he “gets brilliant results”.

Stoel Rives LLP

Helping clients to develop strong identities that stand out in highly competitive markets, the professionals at Stoel Rives simply love brands. The firm dedicates the right resources to each file, deploying multidisciplinary teams of lawyers, paralegals and docketing pros to ensure that IP owners get desirable outcomes for a good price. Anne Glazer is a repository of trust for companies in the food and beverage and cosmetics sectors. Hugely experienced and flexing well-rounded IP law, marketing and distribution knowledge, she employs an interdisciplinary scheme of thinking to solve complex problems.

Other recommended experts

Working out of the Portland office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Kristin Cornuelle manages intellectual assets with aplomb both domestically and globally. She acts for digital currency platform Coinbase, athletic apparel company Oiselle and award-winning food company Beyond Meat, among many others – including a multinational consumer goods company. Christopher Erickson understands all the nuances of trademark prosecution and how to care for rights, post-registration. If any disputes come up, for instance, “he gets to know the facts inside out and sorts things out in the most professional manner”. He has a high degree of commercial awareness which suits him to licensing and other transactional matters. Erickson practices at Tonkon Torp alongside Parna Mehrbani, a trademark protector and enforcer with specialist knowledge of an eclectic mix of industries that include apparel, food and beverage, cannabis and education. Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner Paul Havel is a specialist in the alcoholic beverage sector who earns commendations for his work on behalf of craft breweries. Maximising the value of intellectual property is number one for McCoy Russell’s Anna McCoy; she is as good as anyone at developing portfolios, but stands out for the way she coaches clients to get the best out of their rights. McCoy’s complete knowledge of the protection of famous trademarks and trade dress further sets her apart. Combining patent, trademark and copyright expertise, Thomas Romano is a protean IP professional. His understanding of the European IP system gives him an edge over many of his US counterparts. He recently founded Kolitch Romano, a boutique whose members bring over 80 years of collective experience to the table.

Individuals

  • Michael Cohen - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Anne W Glazer - Stoel Rives LLP
  • Sheila Fox Morrison - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Kristin S Cornuelle - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Kenneth R Davis II - Lane Powell PC
  • Christopher D Erickson - Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Paul Havel - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Ramon A Klitzke II - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Anna McCoy - McCoy Russell LLP
  • Parna Mehrbani - Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Richard J Polley - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Thomas TJ Romano - Kolitch Romano LLP