Portland Attorney Parna Mehrbani Adds to Tonkon Torp IP Expertise

Parna Mehrbani has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She comes to the firm from Lane Powell, where she was a shareholder serving in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board…
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Steven Wilker Spells Out Copyright Protection to Writers

Tonkon Torp attorney Steven Wilker spoke at the Society of American Travel Writers convention during a session on copyright issues. Steven and his co-presenter offered a basic overview of intellectual property rights with a focus on fair use and…
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All Things IP Discussed at November Tonkon Talk

Tonkon Torp intellectual property lawyers Chris Erickson and Eric Beach hosted a roundtable discussion for startup companies at the November 1 Tonkon Talk. The wide-ranging conversation, in question and answer format, touched on IP management and…
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Eric Beach Shares Cyber Security Best Practices with Nonprofits

On September 7, Eric Beach led a program for nonprofit organizations on safeguarding customer and business information in response to the ever-increasing risk of a cybersecurity breach. After providing steps to take during a risk assessment, Eric…
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Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach on MBA Young Lawyers Section CLE Panel

Brenda Meltebeke and Eric Beach were panelists at a June 1 meeting of the Multnomah Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section. The subject of their Continuing Legal Education seminar was "Guiding Your Clients through the Silicon Forest."
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2017 Oregon Technology Awards

Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Technology Association of Oregon's (TAO) 2017 Oregon Technology Awards on May 11. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon…
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Chris Erickson Talks Intellectual Property for Portland Business Journal Podcast

Chris Erickson was a guest panelist in a recent intellectual property-themed episode of the Portland Business Journal's podcast Biz503. In the episode, co-hosted by Leslie Hildula (Business Advisor & Adjunct Faculty at Portland Community College’s…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2017. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Tonkon Torp Practice Areas Ranked in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Publication

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers has released its 2017 edition of Best Law Firms and Tonkon Torp is once again ranked among the nation's best for a broad swath of business law services including Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Litigation…
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Eric Beach Shares IP Strategies with Startups

On August 1, Eric Beach gave a presentation to startup companies on developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy. He provided tips and practical advice on establishing and protecting assets that fall within the IP realm.
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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2016 Super Lawyers Lists

Twenty-eight Tonkon Torp attorneys in ten practice areas are named on the national 2016 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2016. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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Tonkon Talk Navigates Website Law

Tonkon Torp intellectual property attorneys Chris Erickson and Eric Beach led a "Tonkon Talk" on April 6 on the basics of website law for start-ups. Their presentation covered how intellectual property impacts website creation and maintenance…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts CLE on Brand Protection

Tonkon Torp recently hosted a Continuing Legal Education panel discussion, Brand Protection in the Transactional Context. Tom Palmer, chair of the Tonkon Torp Corporate Finance practice group, moderated the panel, which included Chris Erickson…
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Intellectual Property Team Members Join International Trademark Association Committees

Tonkon Torp attorney Chris Erickson and paralegal Lisa Gabel have been appointed to committees of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2016-2017 term. Erickson is joining the Non-Traditional Marks Committee, which develops and…
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Chris Erickson Appointed to OSB Intellectual Property Executive Committee

Tonkon Torp attorney Chris Erickson has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s (OSB) Intellectual Property section. The Intellectual Property section of the OSB provides events and forums for attorneys interested in…
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Chambers USA 2015 Guide Honors 7 Tonkon Torp Practices and 19 Lawyers

Seven Tonkon Torp practices and 19 attorneys have been honored in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide, published annually each May. Seventeen of the attorneys have been on the Chambers list previously. Newly recognized this year are corporate/M&A lawyers…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Are Named Leaders in Their Field by Peers and Clients

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has named 18 Tonkon Torp attorneys in seven practice areas as leaders in their field for 2015. The annual reference directory ranks Oregon’s leading lawyers based on interviews with clients and…
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U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Ranks Tonkon Torp in Many Practice Areas

The newly-released U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2015 edition of the “Best Law Firms” gives Tonkon Torp national ranking for five practice areas. The firm was again named among the nation’s best for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law…
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Tonkon Torp’s Third Website Law Program Offers Advice about Buying or Selling a Website

On November 5, Tonkon Torp’s Intellectual Property practice group held the final program in a three-part series offered to start-up companies developing or maintaining websites. The event, held at Tonkon’s downtown Portland office, featured attorneys…
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