Lynne E. Graybeal - Perkins Coie LLP

Lynne E. Graybeal

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 206-359-6485

Lynne Graybeal is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Group and Trademark & Copyright practices. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, Internet and social media issues, licensing and intellectual property-related transactions, and arts and entertainment law. Lynne is currently the co-chair of the firm's Arts, Entertainment & Sports industry group and was a co-chair of the Trademark & Copyright practice, from 2000 - 2012.

Lynne has been assisting clients with selecting, protecting, enforcing and licensing their brands worldwide for more than 25 years. Lynne has extensive U.S. and international trademark prosecution experience and trademark and domain name enforcement experience, including dispute resolution and actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and under WIPO's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Lynne also assists companies with online and social media IP issues including DMCA take-down requests, website Terms of Use, and website policy compliance issues. She chairs the Web 2.0 Working Group of the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law.

Lynne also helps clients with copyright clearance, registration and licensing. Her IP transactional experience includes software license and development agreements, multimedia and Web-based content license agreements, content acquisition agreements, trademark license agreements, rights transfer agreements, book publishing agreements, literary rights agreements, advertising agency and talent agreements, and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

Lynne's clients include cutting edge online and traditional companies of all sizes across a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, software publishers and distributors, hardware and electronics manufacturers, telecommunications services and equipment providers, interactive games publishers, medical device manufacturers, hotel and resort owners, food and beverage retailers, personal care product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and consumer products and services retailers.

Lynne also works with arts and entertainment clients, including authors, artists, musicians, composers and museums, and has represented corporate clients, game developers, publishers, professional sports teams, a public television station, and individuals in entertainment-related matters involving publishing, literary rights, publicity rights, art, theatre, music, film and television. Lynne currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Northwest's largest ballet company, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Shakespeare Company.

Lynne focuses on developing long-term relationships with clients and is very successful in integrating into a client's internal intellectual property team. She works with a client to determine how best to meet a client's short- and long-term trademark, copyright and other IP needs and helps the client develop strategies to work within its IP budget and track its IP-related expenses.

Colby CollegeBA University of Puget Sound School of LawJ.D.
International Trademark AssociationWashington Women LawyersWashington State Bar Association

Client Comments

"I have worked with Lynne Graybeal on all our trademark work since 1999. She is a consummate professional. Her knowledge of trademark law is unparalleled. Lynne has always been incredibly timely in responding to a very demanding client. I highly recommend her work."

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Seattle Metro Area2017 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Lynne E. Graybeal has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Lynne E. Graybeal has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Trademark Law