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Ruth Walters focuses on hospitality operations and general intellectual property and technology transactions. She advises clients on matters such as online hospitality inventory distribution agreements, in-licensing of video-on-demand technology, music and software licensing, application service provider agreements and general branding, copyright and advertising review and advice. She has represented international hotel companies in global co-branding and marketing agreements, in addition to advising clients on data privacy legal compliance, website privacy policies and terms of service. Ruth provides trademark advice, from initial clearance through policing and post-registration maintenance, including those trademark issues arising exclusively in regard to the Internet.

Representative Transactions

  • Online inventory distribution agreements with major European online travel agents, such as GTA and
  • Completed central reservation system (CRS) platform, support and technology consultation agreement.
  • Co-branded VISA card agreements (U.S.) with card brand and bank issuer.
  • Multiple international loyalty program and co-marketing agreements for hotel clients (e.g., MasterCard Europe, Visa/Kiwi, Jet Airways, Qatar Airlines, Air Singapore).

Professional Activities

  • Member, Meeting Professionals International
  • Member, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International



Blog Posts

Blog Posts

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Washington 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000

Indiana University, B.S., with distinction, 1996

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers a “Rising Star” in Washington Law & Politics magazine
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