Yvonne Tingleaf

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Oregon, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 03:53

Practice Expertise

  • IP Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Privacy and Data Security

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and ...
  • Transactions, Licensing and E-commerce
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Yvonne Tingleaf brings both legal experience and a client-side perspective to advising on intellectual property protection and Internet matters. In addition to representing clients at Schwabe, she previously worked as an in-house counsel responsible for trademark portfolio management and licensing.

Protecting and leveraging trademarks and copyrights

Yvonne helps clients protect domestic and ‎international ‎trademarks and copyrights by searching and clearing trademarks, prosecuting ‎domestic and international ‎trademark and copyright applications, developing and maintaining worldwide trademark ‎portfolios, and enforcing intellectual ‎property rights. In addition, she drafts and negotiates agreements for trademark, software, technology and content licensing; software, website, and product development; website and data hosting; distribution and resale; and sponsorship and endorsement, among others.

Experienced counsel on website content and promotions

As a former Associate General Counsel for a public relations firm, Yvonne is deeply familiar with the issues that arise around online marketing and promotions.

Yvonne assists clients with Internet advertising and marketing claims and required disclosures, and reviews client website and promotional content for proper marketing claims and compliance with Federal Trade Commission laws and guidelines. She ensures ‎clients are in compliance with state laws pertaining to ‎promotions, such as sweepstakes and ‎contests, and drafts official rules for these promotions and registers the promotions in various states when required.


"I am so thankful for Yvonne Tingleaf’s advocacy and counsel. She gets me directed to the ‎right folks when something out of the ordinary pops up and was instrumental in getting us ‎prepared, well before others, on GDPR compliance.‎"

-Global Inventures Inc

“Yvonne is responsive, accommodating, flexible, thorough and concise. She is excellent at raising potential red flags and outlining options and is candid about the best paths to take.”

- World Trademark Review 1000

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2005)
  • Seattle Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude (2002)

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising
  • Transactions, Licensing and E-commerce

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Manages a worldwide trademark portfolio of more than 300 ‎‎trademark applications and registrations, covering over 130 countries, for a technology standards ‎‎organization comprising the world's leading automotive, mobile communications and consumer ‎‎electronics companies.
  • Counseled and advised a large standards organization working in the area of Internet of Things technologies regarding domestic and international development and protection of its certification mark and association services mark; assisted the organization with an acquisition and advised regarding the transfer of intellectual property rights; drafted and negotiated agreements for software development, authorized test labs, test tool licenses, and related matters.
  • Represented a well-known alcohol distributor in connection with operating a national sweepstakes with significant prizes and prize values, including working on official rules for the sweepstakes, registering the sweepstakes in various states, and negotiating agreements with vendors involved in the promotion.
  • Represented a large food-service company in connection with the review of website content for proper trademark usage and proper marketing claims.
  • Represented a standards organization in connection with the development of a complex member code contribution program and code licensing program.


  • Brexit Is Coming. What Does the Future Hold for Intellectual Property Rights in the United Kingdom?
  • December 31st Deadline for DMCA/OCILLA Designated Agent Renewal Approaching
  • New Anti-Spam Laws Mean Big Changes for U.S. Businesses ‎
  • New Year, New Law: Complying with New "Do Not Track" Online Privacy Laws in 2014‎

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