Portland Intellectual Property, Business Law, and Other Client Testimonials
I was in a boat accident a few years ago, which was caused by the other party’s misjudgment. I did not have any insurance on my boat, as it is a small sailboat without motor, which does not require insurance. The other boat was a powerboat, and was insured. Although I made it clear, as best I could, why it was not my fault, their insurance company insisted for months that I should pay for their repair cost and threatened to sue me. I contacted Ted for help. Ted, after a few days of careful research, wrote one letter to the insurance company, which completely silenced them. I never hear from them again. His letter had stringent wordings but well-reasoned, I recall.
Ted is a total professional. When I had problems with a copyright, another attorney referred me to him and I was immediately impressed with his knowledge as well as his ability to tell me what my options were in plain English. I was really reluctant to hire a lawyer because I thought it would cost me a fortune, but Ted resolved my problem for way less than I would have thought possible. If I ever have a problem again, I’m calling Ted.
I needed to have my business name trademark registered and I literally didn’t know where to begin. There are services that charge very little to register a trademark but I learned that they are often useless if there is a problem and there was definitely a problem with my application. After finding Ted and filling him in on what I had already done, he told me not to worry and they he could easily fix the problem. Not only did Ted quickly fix the problem, he got our registration back on track and it was approved in less time than I expected. I learned that the cheapest option is not always the best option. For only a slightly higher price I felt like I got a very knowledgeable attorney and world class service. I would definitely recommend Ted.
I like Ted, I trust Ted, and I know him to be one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in his field.
Ted is hands down the best attorney I’ve ever worked with. I hired him when our trademark was being infringed by a competing company. He was professional, intelligent, always responsive and got us an outstanding resolution! We have hired him many times since on business related matters, from contract review and drafting to corporate compliance issues. I recommend Ted 100% without reservation. We look forward to continuing to work with Ted in the future.
Ted is a true professional in his field. It is always a pleasure working with him and gaining his expertise in many areas. I would refer him to anyone!
Ted handled my trademark application with diligence and helpfulness. I was surprised at how quickly things went after I followed his directions. Ted was patient and informative throughout the process and delivered on every promise in a timely and professional manner. Whenever I want trademark or copyright help, I’ll go to Ted. I have recommended him to colleagues and will continue to recommend his excellent services to all.
Riles P. Riley
I own an Oregon based distillery and when we discovered that another company that makes beer was using our name, we started researching our options. After reading an article that Ted wrote, I called him and he started representing us in short order. After he sent out a cease and desist letter there was considerable push back by the brewery but thanks to Ted they agreed to stop using our name and surrender their websites to us, since they used our name. This was a 100% win as far as I’m concerned. Ted also helped us protect our name for the future. Ted did a phenomenal job and I would love to work with him again if the need arises.
We are a company located outside the United States. We are a distributor of products for sale via the internet. When we were sued in Utah for trademark infringement, I contacted our attorney who told us to contact Ted. I was delighted to learn that Ted speaks French, our primary language. After I explained the case to Ted, he had some excellent ideas on how the lawsuit should be defended against. The opposing party took a difficult position but Ted didn’t back down and ultimately we settled the case for very favorable terms. If we ever need a lawyer in the US again, I will be calling Ted. I recommend Ted, particularly on commercial, trademark or international disputes.
Ted is simply the best! I originally hired him to give me advice on how to protect my music and myself in contracting with others, then I hired him to copyright an album for me and when I later discovered someone was using my songs, Ted had my back. He took immediate action and not only got them stop using my songs but also got a sizable settlement for me. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have a smart, capable lawyer in my corner. I will happily hire Ted again and recommend him to anyone else who wants to be smart and protect themselves. Thanks again Ted! You’re the best!
My company had a very difficult intellectual property dispute in federal court and Ted was a champ! Not only did he explain every issue fully and in a way I could clearly understand he was incredibly knowledgeable (I can see why he teaches this subject) and skilled in the way he approaches resolving disputes. The opposing party and their lawyers were difficult but Ted always kept his cool and stuck to the facts and law and pushed forward to trial. I believe that we only received a very favorable settlement in our IP lawsuit because of Ted’s skill and tenacity. We have already hired him again to redraft our licensing agreements. So whether it’s litigation or transactions I would recommend Ted without reservation.
Ted was very helping in consulting me on a matter of copyright infringement concerning garment design. He spoke with me about my rights, and what steps I could take regarding the matter, prior to taking any action. When the time came to hire him, I felt very confident what my retainer was allocating, and what steps he was taking to help me. He was informative during the process, so I never felt in the dark or confused about any details of my case. In the end, everything sorted itself out well.
Ted’s work was both efficient and very well done. I would happily recommend him for the types of services he rendered me (business and intellectual property).
I have a small clothing business and Ted counseled me when I had a trademark infringement concern. I ended up not needing to take legal action, but I was very grateful for his advice.
Ted was hired by me to get a trademark for my small self-publishing business. He did extensive research to make sure no other company was using this name. He went to court and proved the case that my firm is the only one of that name devoted to publishing music. Excellent.
Ted helped us with the formation of our company was very easy to work with. He took the time to make sure all our legal bases were covered in our paperwork both with the state and clients. The only time we’ve had an issue, Ted worked doggedly to get us what we deserved and resolve the legal problem. I highly recommend Ted.
I endorse this lawyer. Ted is a highly experienced lawyer with a particularly strong background in protecting intellectual property.
Fellow lawyer in community
I’ve hired Ted a few times now for everything from Trademark registration to sending a cease and desist letter to helping set up my business and then a business contract dispute. I have always been happy with how well Ted treats me and makes sure that I am informed fully and understand my options. I will absolutely continue to use Ted in the future and recommend him to anyone else needing a lawyer.
I work in the tech industry and I’ve known Ted for many years now and had the pleasure of working with him several times. He is intelligent, thoughtful and always sensitive to speak to non-lawyers in terms they can understand. He is always working to resolve clients’ problems with a minimum of costs. Ted is simply the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with. If you have a legal problem, I highly recommend that you contact Ted for help.
Ted helped me when no one else would take my case. I’ve never seen someone work so hard for me. Ted really cares about his clients and went out of his way to make sure I was well protected and that my rights were enforced. Ted understood that I was not use to the legal system and he made a very difficult situation a lot better. If I ever needed a lawyer again, I will be calling Ted.
I needed a lawyer for my business on a contract dispute and Ted was recommended to me. I found him to be very professional and really know his area. It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend him to anyone.
I needed to register the trademark of my production company and a friend recommended I contact Ted. He did an awesome job. Despite questions from the USPTO regarding my name Ted got it approved. Thanks Ted! If anyone needs to register their trademark, they should contact him.
Ted is the guy I would go to for any questions on intellectual property and business law. He is very experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about his work.
We’ve worked with Ted to formulate our company contracts and protect our growing photography business. Ted is detail-oriented and willing to jump in head first to projects he’s hired for.
Ted is a stand up guy. His moral fabric is impeccable and his sense of justice and his willingness to help those in need make him an excellent resource for those requiring his assistance. I have know Ted for twenty years and call him one of my best connections. I often phone him just to discuss contemporary issues because I know the conversation will be enlightening. Ted has the unique ability to relate to all sides of the issue and very resistant to the formation of biased opinions. I value my relationship with Ted and recommend his work to others.
Ted provides specialized legal service to clients needing copyright or trademark protection for their intellectual property. As a small business attorney, it is helpful for me to know other lawyers who provide superior service for a reasonable price. Ted offers flat fee pricing which gives clients certainty about their legal expenses. I highly recommend Ted for copyright and trademark work and will continue to refer clients to him.
James M. Hillas
I have known Ted personally for over 15 years, having first met him when he was donating his time and talents with St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir. Ted’s good deeds have not been limited to his work as an attorney though. Ted has always been eager to help others. He regularly volunteered to assist the church with school events and other functions. Ted regularly gave of himself, in his time, talents as well as giving of his worldly possessions when it would make other’s lives easier. I know that Ted regularly opens his home to out of town guests, with no compensation, simply to live a life full of charity. Ted also gives of himself to the community through participation in drop-out pretension programs and work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and other charities. Ted is a good, trustworthy, honest, ethical and dignified man. I stand behind Ted without any reservation.
Archbishop John Vlazny
I was shocked one day when I received a letter saying that I was being sued for copyright infringement along with over 600 other people. I immediately went to see a lawyer, but after I told him about what was happening he said, “you need to call Ted. He is the expert on these cases.” That was the best advice I’d ever gotten. After I called Ted and he told the case, he immediately filed papers to have the case dismissed against me. Within a matter of months, not only did he get the case dismissed against me, but also against most of the other defendants. I was so worried before I hired Ted and he really put my mind at ease. I would happily hire Ted again if I had the need for a lawyer.
We needed a lawyer badly. Someone who we had a commercial dispute with bought domain names on the internet under our personal names and started posted really terrible stuff about us and links to pornography. It was so much stress. A friend suggested we call Ted and after we told him what happened he was so outraged by what he heard, he started work that very day. Within the week he had sent out cease and desist demand letters to not only the guy doing this but the web hosting companies and internet service providers in an effort to get the domains released to us. In no time, Ted had secured the domains for us and had any objectionable material removed. We were lucky to find Ted and wholeheartedly recommend him.
Jerry & Cathy B.
I know Ted very well in both a professional and personal capacity. I was admitted to practice law in Washington in 2007, and since then I have worked with Ted on many cases, doing research and writing memos and briefs. My professional experience while working with Ted have been extremely rewarding. My experience has been that Ted is smart, dedicated, and extremely ethical. I would be honored to continue to work with him.
We are a film production company who needed a variety of agreements drafted for a production, from crew, actor, writer and director agreement to releases to film financing agreements. Ted did a great job tailoring all these agreements to our special needs. He was extremely easy to work with and we hope that we can work with him again. We absolutely recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer, particular those in the creative fields.
I hired Ted to register several trademarks for me and register several copyrights. He did a great job and was extremely easy to work with. I really appreciate him keeping me up to date on the status of my applications. When it comes to trademarks and copyrights, Ted is the only attorney I’ll use.
I have never hired a lawyer before but a friend referred me to Ted and I was so happy that he did. Ted took care of me and my case and really helped eliminate a ton of worry I had about the case. He really made it as painless as possible and in the end, I loved the result. I would happily recommend him to anyone needing a good lawyer.
We needed a trademark lawyer for a lawsuit that was filed against our business and none of the lawyers in our town handled that kind of work, so one of them recommended Ted. As soon as we talked to him and he explained our options we wanted him representing us. While, we understand that these cases can take a long time to resolve and be very expensive, Ted resolved the case against us in only few months and with a minimum of expenses to us. If we ever need a lawyer again, we are calling Ted.
I had a contractual dispute with my employer, which is never a good thing. Ted was great. He was sensitive to that fact that I wasted to get the dispute resolved but I still wanted to work there. He was extremely careful to assert my position but not to burn any bridges. I was extremely pleased with the results he obtained and I highly recommend him.
Ted helped us write our trusts when we started our family. We have known him for years before that as a friend, and he is easy to work with and get along with. He is very knowledgeable in his field, and can be counted on to maintain professional integrity at all times.
Andrea Jones, MBA, MS, PMP
I am in the consultation process with Ted and plan on utilizing his services in the near future for many of my projects needing trademark status. His approach is very down to earth, and he goes well beyond the call of duty to suggest strategic ideas for making best use of your trademarks and especially copyright methods.
I have known Ted for several years and have always known him to be reliable, ethical, and knowledgeable. He readily works long hours when necessary, never shirks on a commitment, and will relentlessly stand up for clients and friends. I recommend him and his services without reservations.
I hired Ted to draft the LLC agreement for my chiropractic practice when I first started in 2007. He gives great attention to detail, is very knowledgeable in the area of business law, and handled my account with punctuality and precision. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start a new business, or improve upon their existing business’ legal structure.
Dr. Seth Alley, DC, CCSP, CKTP
I have known Ted for quite some time now and I know him to be an intelligent, patient, creative and hard working attorney who takes the time to educate people on his recommendations.
Ted is an amazing bull dog of a lawyer. If you need attorney that gets the job done right, Ted is the man for you. Ted is extremely knowledgeable and understands the complexity of any legal need. If my chips were down I would definitely want Ted in my corner.
Ted was very proficient and resolved my issue without having to file a suit. I have also worked with him and found him knowledgeable and a creative thinker.
Karen F. Greene
I hired Ted after I got into a dispute about a complex contract. He did a great job and I would be happy to work with him again.
I was in a difficult position with few options but after I hired Ted I felt a lot better. He spelled out several options that I had not thought about and he worked tirelessly to resolve a dispute I was in and when it was finally resolved I was really pleased. I suggest that anyone needing a lawyer talk to Ted.
I was in the middle of multiple disputes with multiple companies when I met Ted. After I explained the situation, he took my cases. After asserting counterclaims against these companies, not only did I not owe anything, Ted obtained sizeable damages for me. I really appreciate the work Ted did and I recommend him without reservation.
Ted represented our construction company in a contentious contract dispute. I was impressed by Ted’s knowledge and skill in litigating our case and presenting our position both in and out of court in such a way that it minimized our costs and ultimately helped us obtain a very positive outcome. I recommend Ted without reservation and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.
Our business was being sued for copyright infringement and I read an article that Ted had written about the same subject. When I called him, he was extremely professional and explained all my options in easily understood terms. After I hired him, he was great. He always kept us informed and made sure that we understand what our options were and that the ultimate decisions were ours regarding what to do about the case. We followed his recommendations and got the case settled for less than we thought we could. Ted is a super nice guy, a very knowledgeable lawyer and joy to work with.
My business was in a commercial dispute over the delivery of a large, very expensive piece of equipment. I could not afford for the dispute to drag on for very long and Ted was extremely sensitive to that. He obtained both the equipment and a sizable discount for us in less time than I thought possible. Thank you Ted! We would recommend him to anyone.
We are a broadcasting group with radio stations throughout the US. After we obtained a judgment against an advertiser, Ted registered the judgment in Oregon where the advertiser was located. The advertiser disputed the judgment on constitutional grounds but Ted did a marvelous job and prevailed for us. We recommend him without reservation.