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Robert C. Cumbow

Intellectual property Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Thanks for accessing my Avvo profile. I am a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Seattle, focusing on trademark, copyright, and domain name protection and dispute resolution, advertising, media, publishing, and internet issues. I teach Trademark Law  at Seattle University Law School and Right of Publicity Law at University oif Washington Law School. I also volunteer time to assist artists with legal issues through Washington Lawyers for the Arts. I write about law, language, and movies, and enjoy trivia, word puzzles, and single malt scotch.

Licensed for 30 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Robert

Graham & Dunn PC
2801 Alaskan Way Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98121-1128

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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2007
Excellent IP, Advertising and e-commerce Attorney
Bob is a fabulous lawyer. He has done great work for me in the areas of copyright law, trademark law, advertising law and general issues related to e-commerce. I recommend him highly.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 495-535 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Graham & Dunn PC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Perkins Coie
  • 1992 - 1999

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Seattle University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1969
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Awards

  • Avvo Top Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2002
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter
  • Fair Use and Documentary Films
  • 2006
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Language of the Law
  • 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Words on Words
  • 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Those Troublesome Twins
  • 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Using That Word
  • 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Commonest Errors in Contract Drafting
  • 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Only,' the Lonely
  • 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • This Wonderful World of Words
  • 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Pet Peeves
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Our Friend That
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Top 10 Writing Errors for Law Students (and Lawyers) to Improve Upon in 2003
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Trials of Lenny Bruce
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Future of Ideas
  • 2003
  • Trademark World
  • Protectable Trademark or Mere Ornamentation?
  • 2002
  • Mondaq.com and Graham & Dunn Web sites
  • Staying Legal with Promotional Games and Sweepstakes
  • 2002
  • Unknown
  • Why J. Jonah Jameson Can't Have My Quarter
  • 2002
  • Unknown
  • Copyright Case Will Define Internet's Future
  • 2001
  • Newsletter of the Intellectual Property Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • 2001: An Internet Odyssey
  • 2001
  • Scarecrow Press
  • Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter
  • 2000
  • Journal of Intellectual Property Law
  • Why Domain Names Are Not Generic
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE IP for the Non-Specialist
  • Trademark Basics
  • 2006
  • Paralegal Program, Highline Community College
  • Cutting-Edge Issues in Trademark Law
  • 2006
  • Washington Judicial Conference
  • Clear Writing and the Written Opinion
  • 2006
  • Corporate Counsel Section
  • Avoiding Common Trademark and Copyright Mistakes
  • 2006
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts Brown Bag
  • Publishing Contracts for Writers
  • 2006
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Fair Use of Names and Faces
  • 2005
  • Seattle University Law School CLE
  • Advertising Law Basics and Current Issues
  • 2005
  • International Law Section CLE "In Vino Universitas"
  • Trademarks for Wine Makers
  • 2005
  • Webcast CLE
  • Trademark Licensing: Don't Go Naked
  • 2005
  • CLE IP for the Non-Specialist
  • Trademark Basics
  • 2005
  • Winemaking for Lawyers
  • Trademark Basics for Winemakers
  • 2005
  • Second Annual Pacific Northwest Arts Law Symposium
  • Trademarks and the Arts
  • 2004
  • University of Washington
  • Trademark Licensing: Don't Go Naked
  • 2004
  • Washington Department of Social and Health Services DCS Retreat
  • Language Usage
  • 2004
  • CLE IP for the Non-Specialist
  • Trademark Basics
  • 2004
  • IP Section
  • Rights of Publicity
  • 2004
  • Intellectual Property Institute
  • Update: Rights of Publicity
  • 2004
  • Advertising Law CLE Seattle University School of Law
  • Contests and Sweepstakes
  • 2004
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
  • Publishing Contracts for Writers
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Robert
Advertising Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Cumbow is an amazingly knowledgeable and valuable resource."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cumbow has an amazing reputation in the legal community for his in dept knowledge of IP law. His many years of experience is an asset to any client. His personable demeanor and sense of humor will put any client at ease. It's a pleasure to know Mr. Cumbow, and I highly recommend his legal services."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cumbow is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Other
"I was a former student of Mr. Cumbow and can attest to his deep knowledge of IP law. He is one of the best attorneys to go to for your trademark/entertainment/advertising law related matters. Highly recommended!"
Trademark infringement Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is the resource manual for trademark law. He is a professor, scholar and practicing attorney in the field. What's better is that he exhibits the social and oration skills that are seldom found in attorneys of his stature. Bob is an incredible attorney, a willing teacher and a wonderful person. I would highly recommend him for your IP needs."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is at once both approachable and knowledgeable. He is very responsive and my go to for all things trademark. I highly endorse his work."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Bob for years; he is a relaxed, accessible attorney with an encyclopedic knowledge of diverse areas of IP law. I endorse him without reservation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I am confronted with an unusual or unique problem, Bob is the first call I make. He truly is a great mind and gifted problem solver. I can not recommend Bob highly enough."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"Bob is extremely well-versed in intellectual property and entertainment law matters. I don't know anyone who knows right of publicity law better than him. Always someone that I would knock an idea off."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a terrific IP attorney, great mentor, and a true class act. "
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a well-known and gifted intellectual property lawyer. He is also great to work with. He is smart, responsive, and has a great sense of humor."
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Seattle Intellectual property Lawyer Robert C. Cumbow
Robert C. Cumbow
Intellectual property Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 30 years