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Chad M Smith

Chad M Smith

Practice areas:

Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Intellectual Property, Litigation

Chad Smith

About Me

Chad Smith is a Member of Ironmark Law Group, with more than 15 years experience in trademark procurement, strategic branding, and trademark prosecution for both domestic and international trademark portfolios. He represents clients in disputes involving claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition as well as proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Chad is a former trademark examining attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law where he teaches Trademark Prosecution.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Trademark Application: 60%
  2. Trademark Infringement: 20%
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
  4. Litigation: 5%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Adam L.K. Philipp

    Chad is an amazing trademark attorney. If you ever need to protect your brand, talk to Chad!


    Adam Philipp Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Matthew William Runkel

    Chad is a gifted trademark lawyer and one of the few in the region with experience as a trademark examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. This and his gift for explaining the nuances of the trademark process make him a superb counselor on trademark and other intellectual property matters, as does his ability as a strategic thinker. Chad's training as a mechanical engineer allows him to engage with clients at a sophisticated technical level, and his relaxed, friendly, helpful manner makes it a pleasure for clients to work with him on any trademark or intellectual property matter.


    Matthew Runkel Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ironmark Law Group, PLLC

2311 N. 45th Street, Suite 365
Seattle, WA, 98103


MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees199604/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington's Most Amazing AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2006
Robert C. Watson AwardAmerican Intellectual Property Law Association1997
Student Paper Contest WinnerJournal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Washington2013 - Present
Of CounselInvicta Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2013
MemberCoulter Martin Smith, PLLC2009 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2008 - Present
MemberAxios Law Group PLLC2004 - 2009
Associate AttorneyOppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly2000 - 2002
Trademark Examining AttorneyUnited States Patent and Trademark Office1997 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Trademark AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsBoard Member2006 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Create MagazineFederal Trademark Registration: Financial Concerns2006
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office SocietyUndressing Abercrombie: Defining When Trade Dress is Inherently Distinctive1997
Trademark ReporterUndressing Abercrombie: Defining When Trade Dress is Inherently Distinctive1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Minnesota Institue of TechnologyAerospace Engineering and MechanicsBS - Bachelor of Science1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Counterfeit Chic: Legal Protection in the Fashion & Design IndustryIntellectual property protection the fashion and design industry2013
Counterfeit Chic: Legal Protection in the Fashion & Design IndustryIntellectual property protection the fashion and design industry2009
Protecting your Emerging BusinessIntellectual Property and the Protection of New Businesses2007
Counterfeit Chic: Legal Protection in the Fashion & Design IndustryIntellectual property protection in the fashion and design industry2007
Intellectual Property BasicsIntellectual property basic2006