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Nicole Schaefer

Nicole Schaefer

Award-Winning Attorney and CEO of Yellow Dog Legal
  • Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Business Law ...
  • Oregon
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Hi! I'm Nicole. I'm the lead attorney at Yellow Dog Legal, a virtual firm offering boutique trademark services without the boutique prices. I am the go-to expert for local entrepreneurs seeking information and help with all of their trademark needs. I love doing trademarks and helping my clients protect their businesses and brands.

I graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School with Certificates in Animal Law and Criminal Law and Procedure. I still practice Animal Law, as I am deeply passionate about animals, but I also love trademarks and everything having to do with them!

In my spare time, I enjoy watercolor painting (and actually send my clients a hand-painted card with their Trademark Certificates), exercising, watching movies ( especially scary ones), trying out ciders around Portland, and playing with my three dogs and my three cats.

You can check out my website at and my website devoted to those in the cider industry at

I can't wait to help you with your intellectual property and business needs!

Practice Areas
  • Trademarks

    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration

  • Intellectual Property

  • Business Law

    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes

  • Animal & Dog Law

Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Professional Experience
Yellow Dog Legal
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Scripps College
B.A. (2008) | Psychology, Art History
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Top Dog Animal Lawyer of the Year 2019
Spot Magazine
I was voted best animal lawyer in Oregon.
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 151476
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Animal Law
Lewis and Clark Law School
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. Can you Trademark a online business name, that sells used items along with new items,
A: Yes, you absolutely can! It doesn't matter what you sell. If your business has a name, you can probably trademark it. I would speak with an attorney to make sure the name is available and not infringing on anyone else though.
Q. I'm developing an App which I'd like to name Uber Dates or UberDate. Are these names legally available?
A: I would have an attorney do a search, but I would suggest staying away from that name.
Q. Can a foreigner file for trademark in us?
A: Yes. You can definitely register in the U.S. You just need to use an Attorney from the U.S. or a contact here with a valid address.
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Yellow Dog Legal
1500 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006
Telephone: (971) 350-8516
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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