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Claire has practiced intellectual property law since 2001, and she helps businesses and artists build, manage, and leverage their intellectual property assets.

Specifically, Claire provides a full range of counseling, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and dispute resolution services for trademark, copyright, domain name, publishing, licensing and agreement matters. Her practice has developed particular expertise in resolving trademark and domain name disputes and crafting cooperative agreements to protect, expand and strengthen intellectual property rights.

Claire provides pro bono intellectual property and other legal services to local non-profit organizations such as the Seattle Symphony, and Shunpike — a Seattle organization dedicated to promoting local art by providing assistance to local artists. She was also on the board of the King County Washington Women Lawyers for several years, and president of that organization in 2005.

Professional Activities

  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • The Shunpike Arts Collective, Board Member, 2003-2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2014
    • King County Chapter, President, 2005



Blog Posts

News & Insights


  • Washington, 2001
  • Alaska, 2016
  • Oregon, 2015
  • U.S.  District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002


  • CIPP/US, Certified Information Privacy Professional, 2020
  • J.D., Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2001
    • Brigham Young University Law Review, Law Review Board, Web Editor
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, English, 1996

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Washington) Leading Individual, Intellectual Property, 2022-present; 2016-2018 (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2018-2019
    • Top 50 Washington Women, 2019
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2012-2014; 2006-2009
    • Washington Women's Edition, 2013-2014
  • Butch Blum Award of Excellence, Recipient, 2005 
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