Intellectual Property

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Recent Publications

Defend Trade Secrets Act Expands Remedies for Protecting Rights, Comes With New Requirements for Employee Contracts

Data Extraction: Beyond the Sweat of the Brow

TTAB Tips

Motion for Default Judgment For Failure to Answer

Notice of Deposition and Opportunity to Cross-Examine

PTO Can Recover Attorneys' Fees for Defending TTAB Decision in District Court

Motion to Divide Application or Registration

Submitting Deposition Testimony as Evidence

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Motion to Join or Substitute Parties

Motion to Consolidate

Helping Clients Protect and
Enforce Their IP Rights

Our Intellectual Property lawyers work closely with businesses ranging from small, family-owned companies to larger corporations on a broad scope of intellectual property matters. Regularly recognized as one of the top law firms in the state for intellectual property law, our lawyers have deep experience in protecting and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets through registration, licensing, litigation and dispute resolution.

Global Portfolio Strategy, Registration & Management

We are experienced in worldwide trademark clearance, registration and portfolio management, complex design and certification marks, and domain name protection. We also provide strategic advice involving leading-edge copyright issues, including digital music, media and online content. Working closely with our global network of associated counsel, we represent our clients’ interests in jurisdictions around the world.

IP Transactions & Due Diligence

Our team includes transactional attorneys with experience in all manner of development, license, acquisition and transfer agreements. We work on the front lines, assisting some of the world’s leading purveyors of technology and digital content in developing innovative means of protecting, leveraging and monetizing their intellectual property.  We have particular experience in sophisticated license agreements for software, technology services and mobile applications.

We negotiate and conduct due diligence for corporate transactions, and investigate and structure IP ownership and security interests. We help companies structure employee and management agreements and relationships to protect corporate confidences, trade secrets and proprietary information, and provide in-house training and workshops for employees who are involved with the company's intellectual property.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Results matter. When disputes arise or enforcement actions are necessary, our nationally recognized IP litigation team draws on its extensive trial and appellate experience to safeguard clients’ interests. We routinely litigate intellectual property matters in state and federal courts and in contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our IP litigators have successfully resolved cases involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and domain names, involving all manner of technology and industries, from retail goods and services to telecommunications and music. We also help our clients with pre-litigation analysis and investigation, including complex trade secret cases. Although our team includes experienced trial lawyers, we recognize that litigation is not always the answer.  We are skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. We focus on cost-effective approaches and our clients’ business objectives.

Advertising & Marketing

We work closely with our clients to successfully negotiate the complex regulations and statutes concerning advertising, marketing and sweepstakes. We understand that marketing decisions are implemented in real time, and we recognize the importance of promoting and protecting our clients’ brands. Clients rely on us for responsive, targeted, effective solutions.

Privacy & Data Protection

Consumer loyalty is critical to every company’s success. We assist clients in navigating applicable rules and regulations, and in drafting and complying with privacy and data protection policies to protect their competitive positions.

To discuss your company’s intellectual property needs, contact one of our Intellectual Property lawyers.

 

News, Events & Publications

Theresa Wang Named 2017 Acritas Star Lawyer

Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property Practice Recognized in WTR 1000

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2017 Best Law Firms List

11 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers List

Super Lawyers Names 17 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys to Top Lists

Defend Trade Secrets Act Expands Remedies for Protecting Rights, Comes With New Requirements for Employee Contracts

Leslie Ruiter, Shannon Jost Recognized as Leading Trademark Professionals

Theresa Wang Promoted to Shareholder

9 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named as 2016 Best Lawyers in America

Stokes Lawrence Forms Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group

For Second Year, Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Carolyn Cairns, Shannon Jost Again Recognized by Chambers USA

Stokes Lawrence Re-Launches TTAB Surf the Board, Enhances Case Alert Functionality

The Internet and ADA: How to Make Your Website More Accessible

The Internet and ADA: The Right to Equal Enjoyment of the Web

Stokes Lawrence Promotes Kamm to Shareholder

Stokes Lawrence Partners With Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to Aid Child Immigrants

Yakima Event - Avoiding Personal Liability: Advice for Owners and Managers of Privately Held Businesses

Stokes Lawrence Named Best Law Firm for Third Consecutive Year

Avoiding Personal Liability: Advice for Owners and Managers of Privately Held Businesses

8 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Chambers USA Once Again Recognizes Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost As Leading Attorneys

Data Extraction: Beyond the Sweat of the Brow

Stokes Lawrence Noted for Employment, IP and Litigation Practices

INTA Roundtable on World Portfolio Management

Trademark, Copyright & Patent Practice

Recognition & Honors

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2017 Best Law Firms List

11 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers List

Super Lawyers Names 17 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys to Top Lists

Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost Listed as Leading Lawyers in the 2016 Chambers USA

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Rank Stokes Lawrence Nationally for Copyright Law

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Recognize Stokes Lawrence for Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Trademark Law in Seattle

20 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Received AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking

Chambers USA Once Again Recognizes Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost As Leading Attorneys

8 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Carolyn Cairns, Karolyn Hicks and Shannon Jost Named to Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington list

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2014 Best Law Firms List

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