Christopher R. Butler

Christopher R. Butler

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Recognized since 2021

Cleveland, Ohio

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Patent Law

Technology Law

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Christopher R. Butler focuses his practice on intellectual property and business law matters. With a background in law and business administration, Chris uses the intersection of the two disciplines to effectively guide clients through the intricacies of intellectual property assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as their effect on larger business decisions.

Chris has a wide range of experience in many aspects of trademark portfolio management and enforcement. He performs U.S. and international clearance searches for trademarks and authors legal opinions with respect to the registrability, infringement, and procurement of trademark registrations throughout the world. Additionally, Chris prepares and prosecutes trademark and copyright applications and works with clients to implement enforcement strategies, including claims in federal courts throughout the United States and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Chris earned his MBA in 2016, which is reflective of his passion for intellectual property issues and their impact on corporate matters. Chris brings unique insights to his clients on how intellectual property assets influence brand awareness and identity, affect financial and purchasing decisions, and further shape the organizational strategy of a business.

Additionally, he works closely with his clients to develop comprehensive intellectual property portfolios and handles the negotiation and preparation of license agreements, assignments, non-disclosure agreements, and consent and co-existence agreements relating to all aspects of intellectual property. Through thoughtful consideration of the needs and goals of each specific client, Chris creates a personalized protection plan for each client’s portfolio, with an eye toward furthering each individual client’s specific business goals.

  • 200 Public Square, Suite 2800
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • The University of Akron, MBA, graduated 2016
  • The University of Akron, J.D., graduated 2015
  • Miami University, B.A., graduated 2012
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2015
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Assoc. - Member
  • International Wine Law Association - Member
  • Ohio Wine Producers Association - Member
  • Toastmasters International - Member
  • We Run This City - Volunteer
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2016
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2014

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Technology Law
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-24; Intellectual Property Law, 2022-24, Patent Law, 2023-24; Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2024; Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2024; Technology Law, 2024

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2022-23

  • Leadership Development Award: Toastmasters International, October 2019
  • Competent Leader Award: Toastmasters International, June 2017
  • CALI Award for Valuation of Firms & IP, May 2015
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants


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