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For those of us who know our firm well, your reaction to this headline is less like, "Wow, awesome!" and more like, "Finally! Jeez, what took so long?"  I feel like we grew out of our humble office at Think Tank about 2 years ago....

[Originally posted in 2012; things have changed since then, but the thrust of this post remains!] The “Art Works” sticker was created because of its many meanings to the philosophy of this law firm.  A triple entendre, if you will.  We support Creative Portland, the First Friday...

Do you Sell on the Amazon.com? If you have a seller account on Amazon and own a registered trademark with the USPTO, you can (and should!) sign up for the Amazon Brand Registry Service. It launched in May 2017 and is quickly gaining traction. This service provides registered...

This problem is getting worse of late, so please take note if you've filed a trademark application with the USPTO recently (whether using an attorney or not)! You are at risk of being scammed once you file a trademark application with the USPTO. How, you ask?...

Common question: I’m thinking of buying a business. What should I be thinking about and how do I prepare to do this? Buying a business At the risk of over-simplifying (e.g. ignoring the huge step of financing the transaction, which is a major hurdle and often not...

Many of our firm's clients are early-stage businesses. After we help them with their startup legal needs -- forming their company, applying to trademark their product, drafting their standard customer contracts, and so on -- their next step is to focus on growing their business....