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Lucas Seth Michels

Intellectual property Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Lucas S. Michels

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 5 years
    Washington - WA 11 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lucas

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My practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals with their domestic and international intellectual property and business legal needs. Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked with businesses and industry organizations on foreign regulatory compliance and lobbying initiatives, helping them to overcome legislative, regulatory and logistical obstacles to establish favorable trade conditions, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize foreign market opportunities. Since beginning my legal practice, I have assisted multiple businesses with their domestic and cross-border IP and business legal needs.


Ironmark Law Group, PLLC
215 N.E. 40th Street
Suite C-3
Seattle, WA, 98105

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Posted by Clement | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The man you want to be in your team, especially when cyber business is what you do.
Lucas is all rounded/comprehensive professional who holds integrity of his practice to a higher level. He is strict about the rules of conduct being a lawyer. He will say yes and no right on the topic, and also points out the reasoning and gives factual advise regarding topics that is discussed. In addition, he has knowledge and experience living outside United States, which gives him broader mindset when dealing with other culture and background of business.
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Posted by Saraswathy | February 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and accomodating
Lucas helped me with a business contract needing export compliance. He made every effort to clearly understand the requirements and also was easy to reach for any questions throughout the process. He explains the legal details in the best way possible. Overall, I had a positive experience working with him and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jerry | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with and accomodating
I I met Lucas at a startup event, and I hired him to assist with the formation of my new company ( a C-Corp) shortly thereafter. What I really appreciate about Lucas and his work is that he very obviously cares about understanding his clients needs and tailoring his work to match that need. Compounded with his obvious knowledge of the business / startup space, this makes him really effective at delivering what people actually need at the time they need it. As an example, being a first time entrepreneur, there was a lot of uncertainty around what I *actually* needed to get my business formed properly, legally, and set me up for future success. When I asked these questions of other lawyers prior to Lucas, they came back with a huge list of documents I ended up not needing, or came back with not nearly enough information for me to be able to act. When asked of Lucas, he asked me about what my business did, timelines, and ultimate goals for the company. Then he was able to layout the specific steps, documents, and milestones I'd need as well as why / when I'd need them based upon my own specifics. The other thing that makes working with Lucas easy is that he's *very* available. He always picked up the phone when I called. It wasn't uncommon to get responses back from him at 10-11pm at night, which was nice because I was also working at those times. I never really ended up waiting on him for an answer I needed to move forward. Lastly, I can tell Lucas takes a lot of pride in his work. He wants to make sure his clients get what they need from him, rather than just being a money-mill. I ask a lot of questions and spend more time trying to understand details than most (because that's just who I am), and he was willing to indulge me in that pursuit. Never once was he short or annoyed with me for asking a million questions. It was important to me to work with a lawyer who wasn't just a paper-pusher, but could offer me real guidance and advice. I'm sure my company is much better off because of his help. I highly recommend Lucas, and intend to use him again in the future.
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Posted by Peter-Paul Troendle | August 29, 2015
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I feel now protected and the safe bounds well defined, here the reasons why: - there where issues about estabiling boundaries for frictionless cooperation with the other competing parties. - the name of the competion is that each can move forward within its scope and the effort and skills are the only aspects to success that is the right way - Mr. Michels helped set the DMCA wrt the Memnonics of the Assembler codes (INTEL, MICROCHIP, INTERSIL etc..) - Basically it is a situation that is interesting all use the word ADD per example and it belongs to the public domain dictionary, so the copyright applies not really on the word but rather on "the implied work they produced to implement it" - Most importantly is the concept of clarity that is the first step to have things finding ways that are helpful to all it was good to have Mr. Michels assist me basically in this moment all issues are now back to normal and sorted so all can be smooth. This is paramount for to be able to work in tranquility to have a safeguard where one can focus on the real work and yield and be protected Many "re-thanks" here and I am really glad now :)
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Posted by R.P. | November 19, 2013
Doing business is easy when you have the right people!
Lucas is one of the few business professionals that have never disappointed. Very knowledgable , I have had questions about copyrights, intellectual propery, company policies, etc. At times I have even emailed him in the middle of the night or on the weekends when I have questions just so I don't forget and he will respond in some manner... Every time he has delivered.. Rare to see such dedication! Been working with Lucas almost 2 years, very easy to do business with.
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Posted by Melissa | August 6, 2013
Small Business Contracts
Lucas was part of the team who helped me formulate many complex contracts for not only my clients, but for artists who work with my company. He was very responsive and accommodating to ensure every aspect of the contract was covered and executed in the right way.
Posted by Sonja | June 7, 2013
Impeccable legal docs - Lucas Michels
Lucas Michels is incredibly helpful and full of integrity. He always takes the time to explain legal issues in a way I can understand them. He offers for me to call if and when I have additional questions and is willing to make additional changes to my legal docs down the road if needed (for no to low cost). He does complete work. I am very pleased with the round of docs we generated to help establish IP and employment agreements.
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • AMPACC Law Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ironmark Law Group, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Spiro Harrison
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • NW Venture Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Extern/Volunteer
  • Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Extern
  • Washington State Court of Appeals Division III
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office, L&I Division
  • 2010 - 2010
  • International Regulatory and Market Analyst
  • Bryant Christie, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Junior Lobbyist
  • PRM European Lobbyists
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Brussels School of International Studies
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thawd, Inc. v. DigiCert, Inc. (TTAB Opposition No. 91253352)
  • Successfully settled
  • All In, LLC v. Monster Energy Company (TTAB Cancellation No. 92070470)
  • Successfully cancelled trademark registration.
  • Clariant AG v. Wiserg Corporation (TTAB Opposition Proceeding No. 91248091)
  • Successfully settled.
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  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • CALI Award - Int'l and Comparative IP
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2012


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Speaking Engagements

  • The Makers Space - Lunchtime Talk
  • Intellectual Property and Your Business
  • 2014
  • The HiVE Vancouver - Lunchtime Talk
  • Managing Business Expansion Into The U.S. and Beyond
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is a focused, driven and knowledgeable attorney. He has helped me, or directed me to someone who can help, in several instances."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I unhesitatingly endorse Lucas. He is a very thorough and thoughtful IP lawyer and it is always a pleasure to work on matters with him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is extremely knowledgeable regarding intellectual property matters and is able to blend that knowledge with his international business acumen to provide outstanding service to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I just read what I considered to be a great answer by Seth Michels. His answer was so excellent I am sure he would be a lawyer who would get the job done, but also one you would enjoy working with."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas Michels is one of the brightest new talents in the Seattle legal community. Lucas is diligent, resourceful, and adaptable to his clients needs. I have known Lucas for many years and have always been impressed by his thirst for knowledge. He has established himself as a leader in intellectual property. One of the most impressive contributions Lucas has provided the community is his intellectual property blog, the IP Exporter. If you have not visited his blog, you should, it is found at this address:"
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A welcome addition to Avvo. His answers are consistently good, which means you can expect reliable advice and good service."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo, the answers of Mr. Michels are immediately seen to be accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are precisely the qualties that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lucas is a smart well rounded young attorney with a winning attitude."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lucas is very thorough and professional. He is knowledgable and passionate about trademarks, international business, and intellectual property."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is a stellar attorney. His previous experience in international trade makes him particularly adept in handling cross-boarder IP issues and general business law. I would highly recommend working with Lucas on any IP issue at hand."
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Seattle Intellectual property Lawyer Lucas Seth Michels
Lucas Seth Michels
Intellectual property Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 11 years