Nic  Schaefer

Nic Schaefer

Providing Legal Coaching in the Portland area (Divorce, Intellectual Property)
  • Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Oregon
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Hi! I'm Nic. I'm the lead attorney at Yellow Dog Legal, a virtual firm offering legal coaching in the areas of divorce, animal law, and intellectual property. I like to give my clients the power to tackle their own legal problems.

I also do estate planning and mediation. Inquire for rates.

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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Professional Experience
Yellow Dog Legal
Animal Law
Lewis and Clark Law School
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Pet Custody Divorce Coaching
  • Pet Custody Mediation
  • Divorce Coaching
  • Trademark/Copyright Coaching
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Legal Answers
Q. How do you trademark a name for a start up company
A: Hi! The best way to do this would be to meet with an attorney. You'll have to show use of the mark in commerce, which can be difficult with a startup.
Q. My business name has been trademarked by someone else. I sell clothing, they are a record brand. Can I keep my bus. name
A: Hi! I understand your apprehension! Your best bet would be to meet with an attorney and have a comprehensive search done. It may turn out that you are fine even if the same name has already been trademarked due to various factors such as category they are trademarked in, etc. But don't give up just yet. :)
Q. Is this trademark still valid ?
A: What trademark are you referring to? My suggestion is to speak to an attorney and have a search done. Good luck!
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