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.
Canada Joins the Madrid Protocol Treaty
U.S. brand owners can now include Canada when seeking to replicate their trademark filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in foreign jurisdictions.
That’s right — effective June 17, Canada has joined the Madrid Protocol Treaty.
This is a great development for trademark owners. Previously, U.S.-based trademark owners with an active USPTO application or registration could economically apply to duplicate their filing in 118 other countries with a single application, including the EU, UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. But — conspicuously — not Canada.
Happily, that’s changed. U.S.-based filers can now include Canada in their Madrid filings. This gives U.S. trademark owners an excellent opportunity to maximize their rights with the States’ second-largest trading partner. ...
Avvo “Superb” rating
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University of Washington School of Law
Nine years of teaching trademark law
Litigation Counsel of America “Senior Fellow”
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Super Lawyers Magazine “Super Lawyer”
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Seattle IP Inn of Court “Master”
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World Trademark Review
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