Protect Your Intellectual Property

Inventions, artistic creations, brands and other great ideas take time and effort to cultivate. They can also be protected through trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property licensing.

When you want to protect your brand, turn to me, attorney Elizabeth Swanson. I represent artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and companies of all sizes in a range of intellectual property matters. From my law firm in Portland, Oregon, I assist clients worldwide at any phase, from registration of trademarks, patents and copyrights to infringement and litigation.

My Comprehensive Practice

I’ve dedicated my legal career of more than 25 years exclusively to intellectual property matters. This has allowed me to build an extensive and comprehensive practice, which includes the following:


  • Perform trademark searches
  • Draft, file and prosecute applications
  • Maintain current federal trademark registrations
  • Represent you in infringement cases before state and federal court
  • Fight for or defend registrations in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Represent both plaintiffs & defendants in infringement cases
  • Create licenses for settlement agreements



  • Conduct screening searches and direct full searches
  • Craft opinion letters
  • Prepare provisional, utility and design patent applications
  • File and prosecute U.S. applications
  • Maintain current patents
  • Draft, file and supervise prosecution of foreign applications



  • Prepare applications for artwork, music, text, websites, software, jewelry and other copyrightable subject matter
  • Negotiate and draft licenses
  • Represent plaintiffs or defendants in infringement cases

Trade secret protection

Unfair competition litigation


Contact Me To Discuss Your Options

Call my office at +1 310-433-6494 or send an online message using the form on this website to tell me about your situation. Initial lawyer consultations are free, so even if you aren’t sure what you need we can work through that together.