Christopher D. Erickson

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2177
EMAIL: chris.erickson@tonkon.com
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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, nondisclosure agreements, sponsorship agreements, and service agreements.
 
As a Portland native, Chris understands the value of community. He is a newly-elected board member with Oregon Sports Authority. Chris is also a graduate of Leadership Portland 2006, a Portland-based education and leadership class operated by the Portland Business Alliance.
 
In his leisure time, Chris enjoys traveling, sports, reading and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.
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, nondisclosure agreements, sponsorship agreements, and service agreements.
 
As a Portland native, Chris understands the value of community. He is a newly-elected board member with Oregon Sports Authority. Chris is also a graduate of Leadership Portland 2006, a Portland-based education and leadership class operated by the Portland Business Alliance.
 
In his leisure time, Chris enjoys traveling, sports, reading and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.

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

  • ESCO
  • BridgePort Brewing
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • LAIKA
  • OHSU
  • The Standard
  • Rogue Creamery

"Don't Be Careless With a Brand", Daily Journal of Commerce, July 10, 2012

  • January 2012 Oregon State Bar CLE: IP Review – "Trademarks and Keyword Advertising Update"
  • November 2010 Oregon State Bar CLE: 50 Under 50 – "Seven Ways to Identify and Protect a Company's IP"
  • February 2008 Oregon State Bar CLE: Intellectual Property Law: A Year In Review – "Trademark Update"
Chris is 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 Nonprofit Organizations Committee for the 2014-15 term.

Chris has also been involved with:

Oregon Sports Authority

Portland Business Alliance

Leadership Portland Class of 2006

Southeast Soccer Club
Coach

Llewellyn Elementary
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