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Claire Hawkins has practiced intellectual property law since 2001. She helps businesses and artists build, manage, and leverage their intellectual property assets. Specifically, Claire provides a full range of counseling, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and dispute resolution services for trademark, copyright, domain name, publishing, licensing and agreement matters. Her practice has developed particular expertise in resolving trademark and domain name disputes and crafting cooperative agreements to protect, expand and strengthen intellectual property rights.

Claire provides pro bono intellectual property and other legal services to local non-profit organizations such as the Seattle Symphony, and Shunpike--a Seattle organization dedicated to promoting local art by providing assistance to local artists. She was also on the board of the King County Washington Women Lawyers for several years, and president of that organization in 2005.

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Washington Women Lawyers, 2014
  • President,  King County Chapter of Washington Women's Lawyers, 2005
  • Board Member, The Shunpike Arts Collective, 2003-2009
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association



Blog Posts

News & Insights


  • Washington, 2001
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S.  District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • Oregon, 2015
  • Alaska, 2016


Brigham Young University, B.A., English, 1996

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., Law Review, Law Review Board: Web Editor, 2001

Honors | Recognitions

  • Listed in Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner for Intellectual Property (Washington), 2016-2018
  • Named by peers as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2009 and 2012-2014
  • Named by peers as a Super Lawyer in Washington Women's Edition, 2013-2014
  • Named by peers as a Super Lawyer in Washington, 2018-2019
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Washington "Super Lawyers," 2019
  • Recipient of the 2005 Butch Blum Award of Excellence
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