I decided to become a lawyer because I love to help people. I realize this would typically classify me as a "nerd" or an "outcast" in many social circumstances, but it is perfect for me to hold these traits as a lawyer. Often times the very content that drives my clients into fits of anxiety is what I enjoy -- the details and interpretation of the law. I have always been very detail-oriented, and I really enjoy the nuances of the law. I am an artist -- a writer and a dancer -- so I can naturally connect and easily communicate with my creative clients, and also provide excellent legal services.
I have prepared and filed trademark applications for international companies, as well as small businesses. I regularly communicate with the Patent and Trademark Office, and I am quite comfortable with this area of law. I am currently representing three authors with publishing agreements, two sculptors in a variety of agreements, including gallery agreements, and a number of new restaurateurs. I love when clients present an opportunity to learn a different area of IP, and I invite you to call for a free 15 minute initial phone consultation to see if I can be of assistance.
|Contract Attorney||adidas America||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Melissa Jaffe, LLC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Geron Corporation||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Genentech||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Solo Practioners Group||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association GPSolo Magazine||Women Solo Practitioners||2010|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Annual Meeting||Sculptor's Guild of Oregon||2009|
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