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Leslie Caryl Ruiter

Leslie Caryl Ruiter

About me

Leslie practices exclusively in the area of intellectual property.

She advises a wide range of businesses on trademarks, copyrights, software protection, domain name recovery, data and search engine issues, licensing, unfair competition, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, and intellectual property interests in bankruptcy and in estate planning. Leslie and the intellectual property team at Stokes Lawrence also handle intellectual property litigation in the federal courts and contested matters before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Leslie is an active member of International Trademark Association (INTA), locally and internationally.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%
    24 years

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Contact info

Stokes Lawrence

1420 Fifth Ave Ste 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101-2393

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave
Yakima, WA, 98901



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199011/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2016
Women Leaders in the LawALM2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward-White, Inc.2012
Notable PractitionerChambers USA2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Top IP LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2001
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderStokes Lawrence1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seattle Pacific UniversityBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
International Trademark Association (INTA)Panel of Trademark Mediators2010 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association - Intellectual Property SectionMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Calvin College/Sem Board of TrusteesPast Board MemberN/A
King County Bar Association Intllectual Property SectionPast PresidentN/A
Union Gospel Mission Open Door Legal Services ClinicAdvisory BoardN/A
Neighborhood PlayhousePast Board ChairmanN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
TTAB TipsMotion to Consolidate2015
TTAB TipsMotion to Join or Substitute Parties2015
TTAB TipsMotion to Divide Application or Registration2015
TTAB TipsMotion for Default Judgment For Failure to Answer2015
TTAB TipsMotion for Sanctions2015
TTAB TipsMotion for Summary Judgment2015
Significance magazineData Extraction: Beyond the Sweat of the Brow2014
Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit UpdateWho Owns The Pastor’s Sermons, Blogs & Books?2014
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterPlanning Considerations for Clients Who Own and Co-Own Valuable Copyrights2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor with DistinctionN/A
Calvin CollegeMusic Theory and CompositionBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RoundtableWorld Portfolio Management2013
Stokes Law BriefsStrategic Moves for Executive Transitions2012
INTA RoundtableHow the USPTO Treats Fraud in Trademark Applications2009
Copyright Management & Litigation Conference"Damages & Remedies for Infringement"2007
11th Annual Intellectual Property Institute,Navigating the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy2006
Annual ConferenceRecent Supreme Court Developments in Trademark Law2005
Continuing Legal Education SeminarIntellectual Property Assets in Bankruptcy: Perfecting Security Interests and Drafting Technology LicensesN/A
Business Law Section, Midyear MeetingIntellectual Property Considerations in Emerging Growth Company PracticeN/A
Association of Women in Computing, Seattle ChapterTrademark and Domain Name Basics for Small BusinessesN/A