Timothy McCormack
McCormack Intellectual Property PS

617 Lee Street
Greater Seattle Area, WA 98109, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

Practice/Organization Description

Timothy B. McCormack is a Seattle native with noteworthy international experience, having formally studied in Japan and the United Kingdom (Oxford), and has traveled to over 25 countries around the world. Tim recently studied documentary filmmaking at the University of Washington, received a B.A. in Speech Communication (cum laude) from the University of Washington, with an emphasis on rhetorical analysis (1994), and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon School of Law (1997) with a special certificate of study in the area of intellectual property.

Timothy B. McCormack's Practice covers varied intellectual property issues, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition, licensing, litigation and related business concerns, such as: business formation, employer/employee issues, contracts and corporate governance. Accomplishments:

Timothy B. McCormack is outside counsel for Getty Images, the world’s largest stock photography company in the world, relating to Unauthorized Use and copyright infringement.

Timothy B. McCormack was lead outside counsel overseeing special matter for Microsoft Corporation.

Timothy B. McCormack is lead outside intellectual property counsel for Washington Shoe; assist client in developing IP strategy and enforcing IP rights worldwide.

McCormack Intellectual Property & Business Law PS is a Seattle-based technology and business law firm that works in all areas of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and business law. We offer comprehensive legal services in all matters relating to client counseling (regarding intellectual property matters), patents, trademarks, copyrights, technology transactions, and intellectual property litigation. Specifically, we offer services in the following areas:

Intellectual Property Issues

Litigation (Enforcement and Defense)

Trademark Registration and Counseling

Patent Counseling and Prosecution

Copyright Law and Protection

Licensing and Technology Transactions

Internet Law

Trade Secret Law

Entertainment Law & Advertising Law

Emerging and Growth Business Issues

Our intellectual property focus can be seen in nine major categories. In detailing our areas of practice, each of these nine major areas is broken down into more specific areas — illustrating our full spectrum of intellectual property legal services.

Intellectual Property Litigation (Enforcement and Defense)

Federal and State Court Litigation For Intellectual Property and Technology

Patent Enforcement and Defense

Copyright Infringement and Defense

Trademark Registration and infringement

Domestic and International Trademark Counseling and Registration:

Selection, Use, Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks

Trademark Searching, Opinions and Risk Analysis

Use Based Applications

Intent-To-Use Applications

International Trademark Applications, Management and Strategy

Filing and Prosecution of Federal, State and International

Trademark Registrations

Management and Maintenance of Trademark Applications, Registrations,

Renewals and Licenses Worldwide

Prosecuting and Defending Oppositions, Cancellations and Appeals

Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Enforcement and Defense of Trademark Rights Worldwide

United States Customs Enforcement / Defense

Patent Counseling and Prosecution

Prepare, File, and Prosecute Patent Applications Before the

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Foreign Patent

and Trademark Offices

Conduct Patent Oppositions and Interferences

Conduct Patent Reexaminations and Reissues

Manage Domestic and International Patent Portfolios

Perform Prior Art Searches and Issue Patentability Opinions

Establish In-house Patent and Trade Secrets Protection Programs

Render Invalidity / Non-infringement Opinions

Copyright Law and Protection

Copyright Counseling, Registration and Protection

Work-For-Hire Agreements

Ownership and Use Issues

Internet Copyright Issues

Non-Infringement Opinions

Copyright Contra

Bar Admissions

Washington Bar Association

Oregon Bar Association

Idaho Bar Association

United States Supreme Court

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Court for Western District of Washington

Washington State Patent Law Association

Q-Law Association, Seattle


University of Washington

University of Oregon School of Law

Honors and Awards

Published Cases:

Appeal Court Opinion: Mais oui v. Maison de France, 126 Wash.App. 34, 108 P.3d 787 (Wash. App. 2005) (published opinion in trade secret, unfair competition and defamation case -- won on appeal).

Appeal Court Opinion: Satava v. Lowry, 323 F.3d 805, 66 U.S.P.Q.2d 1206 (9th Cir. 2003) (copyright case involving three-dimensional sculptural art made of blown glass).

Sliptrack Systems, Inc. v. Steeler Metals, Inc., 2004 WL 2578432, United States District Court, N.D. California (granting summary judgment of patent non-infringement based of file wrapper estoppel).

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