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Chris focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. He helps companies register and protect their trademarks and service marks in the U.S. and throughout the world. Throughout the registration process, from trademark searches, filing, and through and after registration, Chris helps companies understand the intricacies of trademark law.

Chris also advises companies on the value and business impacts of intellectual property. With a focus on intellectual property and general business matters, Chris drafts and negotiates license agreements, technology and software purchase agreements, non-disclosure agreements, sponsorship agreements, and service agreements.

As a Portland native, Chris understands the value of community. Chris is also an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is a regular attendee at the INTA Annual Meeting, and has hosted several Portland-area INTA roundtable discussions on trademark matters. He has been appointed to INTA's Non-Traditional Mark Committee for the 2016-19 term and was a member of INTA's Nonprofit Organizations Committee for the 2014-15 term.

Chris acts as trademark counsel for numerous companies, including the following local brands:


BridgePort Brewing

Banfield Pet Hospital


Rogue Creamery

The Standard

In his leisure time, Chris enjoys traveling, sports, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.


  • Pioneer Tower, Suite 1600
    888 Southwest Fifth Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204


  • University of Oregon, J.D., Order of the Coif, graduated 2001
  • University of Oregon, B.S., graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar


  • INTA, International Trademark Association - Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association - Member

Tonkon Torp LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

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  • Trademark Law

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