Atkins Intellectual Property practices a different kind of law. We focus on intellectual property, litigation, and intellectual property litigation. But we’re different for another reason. We’re small by design. Our smart size enables us to be nimble, responsive, personable, and efficient. We’re practical problem-solvers and thrive on client service. We even make house calls.
Mike Atkins formed Atkins IP after more than ten happy years at the 50-attorney law firm of Graham & Dunn (now Miller Nash Graham & Dunn), where he was a partner.
Atkins IP delivers sophisticated legal advice to clients who need help solving business problems. We pride ourselves in the value we provide.
Contact us if you need an experienced intellectual property lawyer to join your team — temporarily to tackle an immediate problem, or to provide strategic advice over the long haul. It doesn’t matter if you face a big challenge or a small one. We’ll give you the attention and respect you deserve.
Foreign Trademark Owners Must Use U.S. Attorneys to Make USPTO Filings
Foreign-domiciled trademark owners now need U.S. attorneys to prosecute their interests before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
The rule, effective August 3, also means that Canadian patent agents no longer can represent Candadian trademark applicants, registrants, or parties before the USPTO. Canadian trademark attorneys and agents can continue to represent their clients, but cannot correspond with the USPTO.
According to the USPTO, the change is intended to “maintain the accuracy and integrity” of the USPTO’s trademark registers. It ostensibly is in response to an increasing number of “inaccurate and possibly fraudulent submissions” made by foreign-domiciled parties. ...
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University of Washington School of Law
Nine years of teaching trademark law
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Super Lawyers Magazine “Super Lawyer”
Less than 5% of Washington attorneys are recognized
Seattle IP Inn of Court “Master”
Invitation-only association dedicated to fostering professionalism in IP litigation
World Trademark Review
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