Portland, Oregon’s ethos drips with coffee and beer, not to mention wine, kombucha and other beverages. Maybe it’s the weather, but Portland simply loves to get creative with beverages. Indeed, our downtown Portland office is situated only a short distance from numerous local craft breweries, micro-distilleries, tea and coffee companies, and is within a short drive of Oregon wine country.

It should therefore come as no surprise that Kolisch Hartwell has extensive expertise in assisting beverage clients with intellectual property matters. Attorneys at Kolisch Hartwell have worked with beverage clients of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, to secure and protect brands, trade secrets, and other intellectual property assets.

Indeed, with the ongoing nationwide explosion of craft breweries and distilleries, clearing and protecting brands have become as integral for achieving success in the beverage industry as the quality of the products themselves. We have helped our clients navigate through the murky waters of branding conflicts in this space. Examples of recent articles written by our beverage specialists include the importance of clearing trademarks and the beer-wine branding conflicts currently dominating the industry.

We have also assisted clients in due diligence to ensure IP assets were properly valued and secured ahead of an acquisition. Read more about our due diligence services.

In addition to beverage companies, we work with those who service the beverage industry. Indeed, technology R&D is critical to the beverage industry.   From inventions that make beverage production, storage and bottling equipment and processes more efficient, to drinkware and new types of plant (e.g., hops) varietals, our firm can help protect your creations and ideas.

Our size and location allow us to provide world class services at rates much lower than those typically offered by larger firms based in more expensive cities. Learn more about our services or contact us to find out how we can help with your company’s IP needs.