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Heather Morado

Heather Morado

Seattle intellectual property, entertainment, and business law firm.
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Heather M. Morado is a native of the Pacific Northwest and the founder of Morado Law. Morado Law has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top law firm in the practice areas of intellectual property and entertainment.

Prior to attending law school, Heather studied classical violin extensively, earning her undergraduate degree on a full-tuition music scholarship. As a result of this unique and unusual background, Heather truly understands, appreciates, and connects with the creative and entrepreneurial community that she serves. Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and creative problem-solving skills that have enabled her to deliver an exceptional level of legal service to her clients. Combining both a right and left-brained approach, Heather often crafts pragmatic legal strategies that incorporate both legal and practical considerations.

In her spare time, Heather teaches a small studio of violin and piano students, and has performed with the Tacoma, Port Angeles, and Puget Sound Symphony Orchestras.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    15 minutes by phone or email
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Morado Law PLLC
- Current
• Prepared and negotiated entertainment industry contracts, including artist recording, music publishing, composer, producer, music video, and artist management agreements, mechanical, master use, and synchronization licenses, agency, celebrity endorsement, touring, and live event production agreements, screenplay and literary option and purchase transactions, life story rights acquisitions, and talent agreements. • Provided legal counsel and guidance regarding all aspects of the development, finance, production, and distribution of film, television, live theater, and new media productions. • Prepared terms and conditions, privacy policies, contest, sweepstakes, and promotion rules, master services agreements, and software development and licensing agreements. • Reviewed trademark search reports and prepared trademark search opinion letters. • Provided legal opinions evaluating the viability of potential copyright and trademark infringement, copyright fair use, defamation, invasion of privacy, and right of publicity claims. • Filed federal trademark, trade dress, and copyright applications and responses to USPTO examining attorney office actions. • Litigated and negotiated settlements of trademark, copyright, and commercial litigation disputes in both mediation proceedings as well as state and federal courts. • Provided legal counsel regarding corporate, limited liability company, and nonprofit entity formation, drafted company operating agreements, bylaws, and shareholder agreements. • Prepared asset purchase, joint venture, executive, employee, and contractor agreements. Representative cases: • Confidential Mediation – Represented defendant in music copyright infringement dispute, resulting in favorable settlement.
Attorney
Rosen Lewis PLLC
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• Copyright and trademark clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement • Entertainment transactions in the areas of film, television, video, music, book publishing, live stage, visual arts, and gaming Representative cases: • Frias Holding Co. v. Limousine International, Inc. (2013) – Obtained favorable settlement dismissing trademark infringement claims against defendant. • Hard Drive Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-1,495 (2012) – Obtained favorable settlement dismissing copyright infringement claims against defendant.
Attorney
Invicta Law Group
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Intellectual property, entertainment, general business, and litigation. Representative cases: • Soaring Helmet Corporation v. Nanal, Inc. (2011) - Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement and false advertising action resulting in favorable settlement on eve of trial. • International Fashions, Ltd. v. J. Press, Inc. (2010) - Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of applicant / petitioner in consolidated opposition / cancellation proceeding in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. • Safeworks, LLC v. Teupen America, LLC (2010) – Represented plaintiff in bench trial adjudicating trademark infringement claims resulting in court entering permanent injunction and awarding damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees to plaintiff. • Confidential Mediation (2010) – Represented plaintiff in mediation of trademark infringement and breach of contract claims, resulting in favorable settlement. • Stevo Design v. Brandon Link (2010) – Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement, false advertising, and breach of contract case resulting in court entering permanent injunction against defendant. • 5 Point v. Villesvik, Tiki-Hut, LLC, and K’s Dream, Inc. (2009) - Obtained summary judgment against two defendants in breach of contract action involving the fraudulent sale of a nightclub. • Apach Network v. Ricardo Frazer (2008) - Successfully defended opposition proceeding in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, resulting in favorable settlement. • Anthony L. Ray p/k/a “Sir Mix-a-Lot” v. Site Administrator (2008) - Represented plaintiff in Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy proceeding, resulting in favorable settlement.
Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (2003) | Intellectual Property Focus Area
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Honors: Dean's Scholarship J.D. cum laude
Activities: Legal Intern, Experience Music Project Legal Intern, KCTS Channel 9 Research Associate to Henry W. McGee, Jr.
University of Puget Sound
B.A. (1999) | Comparative Sociology and Music
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Honors: • Named to Dean's List • Kilworth Scholarship • Marjorie Baker Scholarship • Fuchs Scholarship • Presidential Scholarship • School of Music Scholarship
Activities: University Symphony Orchestra
Awards
Rising Star
Washington Superlawyers
Only the top 2.5% of attorneys in each state are selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars designation for any given year. The multi-factor selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, as well as professional achievement in legal practice.
50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Business
Billboard Magazine
Billboard Magazine feature naming the top 50 attorneys in the United States available to professionals in the music, media, and entertainment industries.
Rising Star
Washington Superlawyers
Only the top 2.5% of attorneys in each state are selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars designation for any given year. The multi-factor selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, as well as professional achievement in legal practice.
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Recognition based on consistent superior client ratings with regard to an attorney’s knowledge, responsiveness, and trustworthiness.
Professional Associations
Women in Film / Seattle
Member
- Current
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy
Member
- Current
Washington State Bar # 35135
Member
- Current
King County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Right of Publicity Issues in Video Games
King County Bar Association
The Intersection of Trademarks and the Music Industry
International Trademark Association
Speaking Engagements
Legal 101 for Writers and Producers, Connecting Writers With Hollywood, Spokane, WA
Intellectual Property Basics for Designers, Merch By Amazon, Seattle, WA
Social Media
Contact & Map
Morado Law PLLC
220 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
Telephone: (206) 579-9032