Nancy V. Stephens

Nancy leads Foster Pepper’s Trademark & Copyright practice. She has more than 25 years of experience both as in-house counsel and in private practice counseling clients in connection with the selection, registration, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property. Her vast experience includes counseling clients in industries ranging from apparel to food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. Nancy also has particular experience with long range strategic counseling for trademark acquisition and exploitation.

She is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics related to trademarks and copyrights, including issues related to social media and the wine and spirits industry.

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Nancy served as trademark counsel for The Coca-Cola Company and also as assistant division counsel for The Minute Maid Company.

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Loren Miller Bar Association

National Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Corporate Counsel Association, Member

California State Bar Association, Member

Georgia State Bar Association, Member

International Trademark Association, Member

American Intellectual Property Association, Member

Leadership Tomorrow, Graduate, 2003

Youth & Law Forum Seattle, Chair


BRANDMARK: Creating and Protecting Your Brand

Panelist, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, March 2015

Trademarks and the Spirits Industry

Speaker, Snohomish on the Rocks: Preparing for Privatization, April 2012

Trademark Protection in Social Media

Speaker, Social Media Law: Legal and liability issues, new regulatory initiatives and business models, September 2010

Social Networks

Speaker, WSBA 15th Annual Intellectual Property Institute, March 2010

BusinessIntellectual PropertyMedia, Entertainment & GamesNative AmericanSports Teams & FacilitiesWine, Beer & Spirits


Tel: 206.447.8925Fax: 206.749.2006


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1987

Masters of Education, Seattle University, 1984

B.A., Seattle University, 1979

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2001

California, 1989

District of Columbia, 2001

Georgia, 1988


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2002-Present
  • Of Counsel, 2000-2001

The Coca-Cola Company, Trademark Counsel (Atlanta, GA), 1993-2000

The Minute Maid Company, Assistant Division Counsel (Houston, TX), 1990-1993

The Coca-Cola Company, Associate (Atlanta, GA), 1987-1990


Annual Youth And Law Forum Continues To Educate Youth, Parents & Law Enforcement

Seattle Medium, April 2015

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