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Patchen Haggerty is a partner in the Trademark & Copyright practice of Perkins Coie LLP. Patchen manages global trademark portfolios and trademark enforcement programs for market-leading companies. She also guides clients in the protection, development, commercialization, licensing, assignment and sale of intellectual property rights and assets.

Patchen's recent counsel includes advising companies in managing the risks associated with registration of new gTLDs. She also assists clients on complex and strategic legal and business matters relating to trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, domain name, IP due diligence, privacy and Internet security.

In her practice, Patchen regularly manages trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, concurrent use proceedings and trademark application appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her background in trademark enforcement matters includes dispute resolution and administrative actions around the world.

Patchen's transactional experience includes conducting IP due diligence for financings, mergers and acquisitions. She also advises on agreements relating to the development, distribution, licensing and marketing of software, hardware and Internet-based services, and manufacturing, distributor and retail services agreements.

Patchen is ranked as one of the "World’s Leading Trademark Professionals" in the WorldTrademark Review 1000, is recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine and has been ranked in IP law by Chambers USA. She maintains an active profile as a presenter and author on emerging issues in trademark, copyright and IP legal protections. Patchen has recently addressed such topics as best practices in domain name disputes, guidance on gTLDS and obtaining IP protections for product designs.


Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 60%
    16 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    16 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    16 years



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Perkins Coie

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA, 98101-3099


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
The Best Lawyers in America: Trademark LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Recognized Practitioner, Washington: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2015
Top Women Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2014
Washington Rising StarsWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2014
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2014
IP StarsManaging Intellectual Property - IP Handbook2013
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2013
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2012
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
Washington Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Washington Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
Washington Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPerkins Coie LLP2014 - Present
PartnerDorsey & Whitney LLP2007 - 2014
AssociateSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, International Law SectionChairN/A
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on Communications LawMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
International Trademark AssociationEmerging Issues Committee MemberN/A
Oregon State Bar, Computer and Internet Law SectionMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionExecutive Committee Member2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Micro of Oregon v. GE Security and AT&TSettled
Translogic Technology, Inc. v. Renesas Technology America, Inc. and Hitachi, Ltd.CAFC ruled in favor of Defendants
Food Concepts v. Mex Inc.Judgment for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
ComputerWorld TechWorldProtect your company’s rights in the race to register new gTLDs2012
Oregon Intellectual Property NewsletterAuthor’s Claims for Reverse Passing Off under the Lanham Act after Dastar v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.2003
Oregon Intellectual Property NewsletterMusic on the Web, the Copyright Conundrum2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Purdue UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Knowledge Congress Legal Series - Live WebcastBest Practices in Domain Name Disputes2013
King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Roundtable SeriesObtaining protection for product designs2012
Washington State Bar AssociationNegotiating and Structuring Trademark Licenses2008
Northwest Entrepreneurs Association IP WorkshopTrademark, Copyright and Domain Name Basics2007
Invention to Venture, Workshops in Technology EntrepreneurshipLicensing Patents and Trademarks2004