Mike Atkins

IP Strategist


Mike Atkins, a respected trademark professor at the University of Washington School of Law, is an international strategist and prosecutor.

A “Recommended Expert” in the World Trademark Review, he is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a designation given to less than 0.5% of U.S. attorneys.

Mike was an associate and partner for more than ten years at the 50-attorney Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn (now Miller Nash Graham & Dunn), where he served as chair of the firm’s Business Department, among other leadership positions. Mike has been lead counsel in a number of high-stakes disputes in his 20-year career, including a week-long trial in which the court awarded his client damages and attorney’s fees, and a four-year proceeding in which the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board awarded his client trademark registrations over the objections of a multi-national corporation. He also has spent a great deal of time prosecuting trademark registrations and representing clients in transactions involving intellectual property.

The expertise Mike brings to HMLG’s IP strategy is unmatched. Along with HMLG, his worldwide work includes maintaining client’s registrations, defensively protecting against applications for similar marks, administrative proceedings, overall brand protection, litigation oversight of various types of matters, management of foreign associates, dispute resolution and overall integrated trademark guidance.

When not writing, speaking, or teaching about IP issues, Mike likes to run, ski, travel, study Spanish, and listen to loud music.

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