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Paul C. Jorgensen is the founder and principal of The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC, which provides experienced and personalized counsel in trademarks, copyrights, domain names, contracts, e-commerce, and online privacy and security.  In addition to practicing law, he travels worldwide to teach courses on intellectual property, contract drafting and negotiating, legal writing and Internet legal issues.  


The firm serves individual clients, organizations and large businesses worldwide, including the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Yahoo!, Hilton Worldwide, Sodexo, Korean Airlines, The Professional Ski Instructors of America, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, The Washington D.C. Economic Partnership, Suntory Limited and many others.


Mr. Jorgensen brings his unique combination of corporate and law firm experience to his seminars and to his legal practice. He has designed and negotiated hundreds of successful contracts and licenses, successfully prosecuted many U.S. and international trademark, copyright and domain name applications, and prevailed in domain name and other intellectual property disputes. Before founding The Jorgensen Law Firm, Mr. Jorgensen was a senior intellectual property and contract counsel at the Washington D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Before that experience, Paul acted as a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel with Choice Hotels International, Inc., where he managed the large hotel franchisor’s worldwide portfolio of trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets, designed profitable licensing programs, and helped a wide range of business units reach their goals.


Mr. Jorgensen began his legal career with the Washington D.C. office of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988. Mr. Jorgensen remains active in the greater Washington D.C. community, serves on several boards and provides pro bono legal counsel to The National Cherry Blossom Festival and the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


Languages spoken: Danish

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 45%
    26 years
  2. Contracts: 45%
    28 years
  3. Internet: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($250-395/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Merrilee Ann MacLean

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for over twenty years. He is an excellent attorney, knowledgeable, diligent, and conscientious. He cares about his clients, keeps on the cutting edge of legal issues, and is a strong advocate. I recommend him without reservation.


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    Although new to Avvo, attorney Jorgensen's answers reflect a great deal of experience. Accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker typify his answers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for in hiring an attorney.


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Contact info

The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC

2101 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20037-1186


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mayor's Arts AwardMayor of the District of Columbia2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC2007 - Present
Senior CounselPatton Boggs LLP2002 - 2006
Senior IP CounselChoice Hotels International, Inc.1994 - 2001
AssociateVenable1988 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lewis & Clark CollegeDirector, Washington D.C. Program1991 - Present
National Cherry Blossom FestivalDirector, Board of Directors2004 - 2008
Washington Bach ConsortDirector, Board of Directors2002 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
The Licensing JournalDrafting 11 License Provisions to Minimize Risk2010
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & PracticeCanada's Federal Court rejects American Law of Fraud on the Trademark Office2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Lewis and Clark CollegeInternational Affairs - Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarAssessing and Responding to Cybercrime2014
WebinarUnderstanding Contracts Better than your Lawyer2014
WebinarIP Primer: What Every Financial Professional Needs to Know About Intellectual Property2014
New York City Bar Association, CLE CommitteeIP Licensing2014
Dubai ConferenceDrafting Successful Contracts2014
BlogPaws Annual ConferenceCopyright for Bloggers2014
AICPA CFO ConferenceTrends that Are Scaring Attorneys2014
World Intellectual Property DaySuccessful IP Agreements2013
WebinarStarting Your Own Law Firm: Practical Tips from One Who Dared2013
BlogPaws 2013Copyright For Bloggers2013
World Intellectual Property DayDrafting IP Agreements2012
WebinarUnderstanding Contracts Better Than Your Lawyer2012
World Intellectual Property DayBuilding Trademark Value2011
WebinarStructuring Software and Technology Licensing and Development Agreements2011
WebinarEveryday Legal Issues: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer2011
WebinarEveryday Legal Issues: A Primer for the Non-Lawyer2011
Georgetown Law SeminarThriving Transitions: Tools to Find and Integrate Effectively Into Your Next Job2011
ALI-ABA WebinarCybercrime Today: Reduce Risk and Limit Damage Through Practical Measures2011
WebinarIP Licensing: How to Avoid the Ten Most Frequently Litigated Provisions2010
WebinarIP Rights & Software Licensing Under Government Contracts2010
WebinarInternet Security & Privacy: Recognizing Your Own and Your Client’s Exposure2010
SeminarU.S. Trademark Workshop for Paralegals2010
SeminarTrademark Strategies2010
SeminarEstablishing, Protecting and Licensing a Brand2009
WebinarInternet Security & Privacy Best Practices for Non-Specialists 20082008
WebinarTechnology Agreements that Create Value2007