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.
Documentary Highlights Counterfeit Wine and Teaches About Trademarks
Being locked in isn’t anyone’s first choice, but it does offer one nice advantage: a great excuse to plow through Netflix’s catalog of movies.
I recently watched “Sour Grapes,” a 2016 documentary about a counterfeiter of high-end wine. It covered one man’s operation, from sourcing empty bottles to old corks to distressed paper for faking labels. These wines sold for thousands of dollars a bottle — a long ways from the cut-rate shoes, jerseys, and watches that you might see on the street. However, the operation squarely fits within the same definition of counterfeiting: putting someone else’s brand on a good that the trademark owner didn’t make or approve.
Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar problem — not only for the impacted trademark owners, but also for consumers.
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