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Rhett V. Barney

Rhett V. Barney

Practice areas:

Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement, Business

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Trademark Infringement: 35%
    6 years
  2. Trademark Application: 35%
    7 years
  3. Business: 15%
    4 years
  4. Copyright Infringement: 15%
    6 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Daniel M. Wadkins

    Rhett is an excellent trademark and IP attorney and consistently provides practical and meaningful counsel to his clients. I endorse this attorney.


    Daniel Wadkins Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joseph Bennett Wolfley

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph Wolfley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Lee & Hayes, PLLC

601 W. Riverside Ave.
Suite 1400
Spokane, WA, 99201




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
WSBA IP ScholarshipWashington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLee & Hayes, PLLC2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyBarney IP2012 - 2013
U.S. TrademarksDarts-IP2011 - 2013
Staff CounselTrademark Management, Inc.2010 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionVice President2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section2012 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationTrademark Law Committee2012 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Law Section2011 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The Transactional LawyerCovenants, Conditions, & Copyright License Agreements2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLaw --Intellectual Property and Business FocusJD - Juris Doctor2011

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Utah IP SummitCustoms as a Tool in Trademark and Copyright Enforcement2015
20th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteIP and Sports Marketing2015
University of Oregon Sports and Entertainment Law ForumIP in Sports and Entertainment2014
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section CLEIP in Advertising: Ambush Marketing2014
Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteAmbush and Guerrilla Marketing2014
Utah IP SummitTrends in Brand Enforcement2013
Entrepreneur WorkshopIntellectual Property Basics For Entrepreneurs2013
IP Theft Enforcement Team TrainingCurrent trends regarding sports apparel and trademarked goods2012
Interactions of IP and Business LawCLE-Event Organizer and Chair2010