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Robin Alison Schachter

Robin Alison Schachter

Practice areas:

Litigation, Trademark Infringement, Franchising

Robin Schachter

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About Me

Robin’s practice focuses on protection of trademark and trade dress rights, resolving internet-related intellectual property disputes and working with clients in the franchise industry. She also continues her work with privately-held businesses and individuals on a wide range of commercial litigation matters. Robin has successfully resolved trademark and domain name claims in federal and state courts and before the TTAB, negotiated Consent to Use and Concurrent Use agreements, and tried trademark cases to judgment. Her trade dress cases have given her appreciation for a wide range of products, including chocolate truffle packaging, heavy equipment trailers and power boats.


Robin is a trained mediator and has served as an arbitrator. Whether the resolution is through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial or appeal, Robin’s goal is to provide her clients with an objective assessment of their situation, an accurate forecast of likely outcomes, sensible advice, timely communication and zealous protection of their rights.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 65%
  2. Trademark Infringement: 25%
    16 years
  3. Franchising: 10%
    10 years

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Geoffrey L. Burg

    Robin is a wonderful attorney. She is smart, savvy, and a great communicator, but most importantly she is honest and not afraid to speak the truth. I have known her for well over a decade and have referred numerous matters to her, all with complete trust and confidence.


    Geoffrey Burg DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patricia Ann Fulton

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Robin for almost seven years. During that time, Robin has impressed me with her professionalism and her commitment to her clients. I have referred many clients to Robin and her firm and will continue to do so without hesitation.


    Patricia Fulton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1201 3rd Ave Ste 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101-3034



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified MediatorUniversity of Washington2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Chapter Member of the YearKing County Washington Women Lawyers2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Women's Franchise NetworkCo-chairN/A
International Franchise AssociationMemberN/A
King County Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Ryan SwansonInternal Electronic Policies in the Age of “E-Discovery”2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Yale UniversityEnglishB.A.1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Womens Franchise NetworkFranchising2009
Winds Of Change Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law2009
CLENon-Competition Agreements – Through a Blue Penciled Lens2009
Winds Of Change Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law2008
Winds Of Change Employment Law UpdateEmployment Law2007