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Chad M Smith

Chad M Smith

Practice areas:

Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Intellectual Property, Litigation

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

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

Payment

Fees:

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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Niloufar Ahdi Park

    Chad is extremely knowledgeable about trademark law. His clients will greatly benefit form his experience as a Trademark Office Examining Attorney. Chad is also a pleasure to work with and very personable.

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    Niloufar Park Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert C. Cumbow

    Chad's experience, both as a Trademark Office Examining Attorney and as a practicing trademark lawyer, have caused me to rely on him, refer work to him, and depend upon him for collegial consultation. He's a personable, knowledgeable attorney who combines a friendly, appealing style with the approach of a passionate advocate.

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    Robert Cumbow Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ironmark Law Group, PLLC

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

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200407/06/2015
MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees199606/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

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

Associations

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

Publications

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

Education

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
Trademark & Fair Use WebinarTrademark Fair Use2015
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