Nicole Schaefer

Nicole Schaefer

Trademark/Copyright and Creative Business Attorney at 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!

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
    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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Legal Answers
Q. Trademark and copyright law. How could I utilize parody law and fair use to legally use images/name?
A: Hi! You are asking good questions but I think your best bet is to speak with an attorney so they can give you more specific advice. Copyright law is complex.
Q. Can we get this trademark?
A: What trademark are you seeking? An attorney will conduct a search for you and determine if the trademark is available.
Q. Does "Ew, David!" infringe on the trademark "EW DAVID" ?
A: Yes it definitely will.
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Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
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