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For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney

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We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

Mountain View Office
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650.988.8500

San Francisco Office
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Seattle Office
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Seattle, WA 98101
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New York Office
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Shanghai Office
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P.R. China
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Christine B. Redfield

Of Counsel, Intellectual Property  

Mountain View 650.335.7947

Overview

​​Christine Redfield focuses her practice on strategic international brand counseling and protection, including the development and management of international trademark portfolios, creative brand enforcement strategies and trademark rights online. She advises clients on the availability, use, registration, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and worldwide markets.​

Chris also counsels clients on a variety of trademark related issues including trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, and acquiring domain name registrations. She represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and resolves rights to disputed marks by negotiating licenses, assignments, and coexistence, settlement and transfer agreements.

Chris authors articles on intellectual property law for leading legal publications. Her recent articles include “Coachella is About More Than Music” (Daily Journal, March 2017) and “Fashion Tech: Redesigning Trademark Protection” (Daily Journal, November 2016).

She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District, Northern District and Southern District of California. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Chris was a partner with the Palo Alto office of K&L Gates LLP. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).


Publications


  • “Coachella is About More Than Music,” Daily Journal, March 2017 
  • “Fashion Tech: Redesigning Trademark Protection,” Daily Journal, November 2016 
  • "Strategies for a Successful Co-Branding Partnership," Law.com, September 2015 
  • "Co-Branding Partnerships - Here's How to Increase the Odds of a Successful Alliance," ALM, Fall 2015

Speaking Engagements


  • Trademark Protection and Branding Strategies for Startups,” Speed Dating for Startups, USPTO, February 2016 (speaker) 
  • "Branding Trends in Digital Marketing," The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property Strategies, The Knowledge Group, December 2015 (live webcast panelist) 
  • “Intellectual Property Issues,” Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic, Mountain View, Association of Corporate Counsel, June 2015 (presenter) 
  • “Marking Territory: Protecting Retail Store Designs & Scents,” International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Tokyo, October 2014 (panelist) 
  • U.S. Specimens: Overview of Strategies and Practical Considerations When Submitting Use Related Documents,” INTA Annual Meeting, Hong Kong, May 2014 (moderator) 
  • “Developing Trade Dress Rights in Wine Labels, Product Designs and Packaging,” Wine Law in Washington, Law Seminars International, August 2013 (speaker) 
  • “Trademark Developments in Social Media,” IP BYTES: Hot Topics in Trademark Law, Bar Association of San Francisco, July 2013 (webcast panelist) 
  • “The Good, Bad and Ugly,” Social Media and Intellectual Property, International Trademark Association, January 2013 (panelist) 
  • “Trade Dress Protection Today: Outlook and Pointers for 2012,” K&L Gates/Watermark, March 2012 (webinar speaker) ​

 

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