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Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Trademark: 35%
    7 years
  2. Trademark Application: 35%
    8 years
  3. Business: 15%
    5 years
  4. Copyright: 15%
    7 years

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  • Reid Johnson

    Rhett is an outstanding trademark attorney. He has a thorough understanding of all phases of trademark prosecution and enforcement. I would certainly trust Rhett with any aspects of trademark law.


    Reid Johnson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John B Nelson

    Rhett understands branding. He's not just looking to get you a trademark registration, he has the expertise and ability to counsel on total branding and how each piece of intellectual property fits into your brand in a way that adds tremendous value. His knowledge of USPTO procedure and trends provides a unique ability to advocate for his clients. If you have branding-related legal needs, he's your guy.


    John Nelson Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lee & Hayes, PLLC

601 W. Riverside Ave.
Suite 1400
Spokane, WA, 99201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
WSBA IP ScholarshipWashington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLee & Hayes, PLLC2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyBarney IP2012 - 2013
U.S. TrademarksDarts-IP2011 - 2013
Staff CounselTrademark Management, Inc.2010 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionPresident2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section2012 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationTrademark Law Committee2012 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationIP Forms Committee2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationIP Section, Trademark Litigation Committee2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ELF-MAN, LLC v. LAMBERSONfavorable to client, dissmissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Transactional LawyerCovenants, Conditions, & Copyright License Agreements2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane Marketing and Communication Professionals (MARCOM) Conference, 2016What's Your Brand, and Why Its Worth Protecting2016
Idaho State Bar Annual MeetingNot Small Potatoes: Branding and The Lanham Act2016
Utah IP SummitCustoms as a Tool in Trademark and Copyright Enforcement2015
Spokane Marketing and Communication Professionals (MARCOM) Conference, 2015Trademark, Copyright, and Advertising Do’s and Don’ts for Marketing Professionals2015
Gonzaga IP Law Scholarship CLEEvent Co-Chair2015
20th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteIP and Sports Marketing2015
University of Oregon Sports and Entertainment Law ForumIP in Sports and Entertainment2014
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section CLEIP in Advertising: Ambush Marketing2014
Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteAmbush and Guerrilla Marketing2014
Utah IP SummitTrends in Brand Enforcement2013
Entrepreneur WorkshopIntellectual Property Basics For Entrepreneurs2013
IP Theft Enforcement Team TrainingCurrent trends regarding sports apparel and trademarked goods2012
Interactions of IP and Business LawCLE-Event Organizer and Chair2010