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Since its founding in 1970, Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP has practiced all phases of intellectual property law and litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, computer technology, franchising, unfair competition, trade dress and false advertising. The firm's partners average 25 years experience and over 20 years longevity with the firm, and all of the firm's attorneys have technical degrees in physical or biological sciences. Specialized expertise is available in the biological, chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer fields. The firm has an active litigation practice, representing its clients effectively in federal court trials of the highest complexity with respect to the enforcement and defense of patent, trademark, unfair competition and false advertising claims.

Contact Information

601 Southwest Second Avenue, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-227-5631

Firm Attorneys

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Donald B. Haslett Donald B. Haslett Chernoff Vilhauer LLP
Practicing in: Patent Law
Practicing in: Patent Law
Susan D. Pitchford Susan D. Pitchford Chernoff Vilhauer LLP
Practicing in: Trademark Law
Practicing in: Trademark Law

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    Clients

    Allerderm Laboratories, Inc.; Bend Research, Inc.; Brooklyn Hardware;  Cascade Corp., Inc.; Chinook Asia; Cyber Acoustics, LLC; The Greenbrier Cos.; Gunderson, LLC; Iseli Nursery; Kool Pak, LLC;  Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.; Leupold and Stevens; Longview Fibre Co.; Magno-Humphries Laboratories, Inc.; Microsound Systems, Inc.; NF Formulas, Inc.; Neil Kelly Co., Inc.; Nike, Inc.; Nutrition Now, Inc.; O'Loughlin Trade Shows; Planar Systems, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Random Lengths Publications, Inc.; Relcom, Inc.; Richards Homewares; SAE, Inc.; Sartorius A.G.; Sam Medical Products; Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.; Soloflex, Inc.; Stash Tea Company; Taylor Corporation; Tidland Corp.; Universal Enterprises, Inc.; Videx, Inc.; ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.;  White's Electronics, Inc.; World Class Technology


    Client Comments

    "Our company has relied on Peter Staples and his firm for our copyright and trademark legal needs for many years. His expert advice has guided us in all related areas, including litigation. We will continue to turn to Peter for his advice in these areas, and highly recommend him to others."
    - Jon Anderson
    Random Lengths Publications Inc.
    "As a start up dealing with Trademark and intellectual property issues, we needed help. We ended up with Peter serendipitously and have never doubted our good fortune. He has led us to clarity during many foggy periods, and to our pleasure, his advice and guidance have always proved to be correct - and that is amazing. I'm sure there must be numerous jokes about being on the "best Lawyers list" but in this case, it's true. Peter is the best."
    "Our company has relied on Peter Staples and his firm for our copyright and trademark legal needs for many years. His expert advice has guided us in all related areas, including litigation. We will continue to turn to Peter for his advice in these areas, and highly recommend him to others."
    - Jon Anderson
    Random Lengths Publications Inc.
    "As a start up dealing with Trademark and intellectual property issues, we needed help. We ended up with Peter serendipitously and have never doubted our good fortune. He has led us to clarity during many foggy periods, and to our pleasure, his advice and guidance have always proved to be correct - and that is amazing. I'm sure there must be numerous jokes about being on the "best Lawyers list" but in this case, it's true. Peter is the best."

    Chernoff Vilhauer LLP

    Contact Information

    601 Southwest Second Avenue, Suite 1600
    Portland, OR 97204
    Phone: 503-227-5631

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Business Admin
    503-227-5631

    Personnel

    Partners: 8
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 1
    Other Lawyers: 1
    Paralegals: 1
    Non-Legal Employees: 10

    Practice Areas

    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law