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.
Expect the USPTO to Audit Your Trademark Registration
In 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office launched a pilot program to audit claims of continued trademark use when registrations were renewed. The purpose of the audit was to detect fraud or ignorance of the use-in-commerce requirement. Of the 500 registrations audited, 253 (51%) failed to demonstrate trademark use.
In 2017, the Trademark Rules of Practice were amended to authorize the USPTO to require additional evidence of use when a registration is renewed. Since then, almost 5,000 registrations have been audited. Again, more than half resulted in the amendment to delete goods and services from the registration — presumably, because the owner could not establish use in commerce.
Avvo “Superb” rating
10 out of 10 score by attorney rating company
University of Washington School of Law
Nine years of teaching trademark law
Litigation Counsel of America “Senior Fellow”
Less than 0.5% of U.S. attorneys are invited to join national trial lawyer honorary society
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
“One of the finest sole practitioners”
Los Angeles Times