Katherine Hendricks

Attorney in Seattle, WA
Kate Hendricks represents publishers, manufacturers, internet businesses, trademark owners, photographers, musicians, writers, software developers and other creative clients and concentrates her practice in the areas of copyright, trademark and unfair trade practices. She is an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator and counsels clients on a wide range of business issues, including licensing, advertising and packaging.

Ms. Hendricks is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association and has served as Special District Counsel to the State Bar Association on intellectual property matters. She assisted in the development of Washington state legislation to protect rights of publicity and is the past chair of the Right of Publicity Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association and as such was responsible for drafting a federal right of publicity bill. She has chaired the trademark section of the University of Washington Intellectual Property certificate program, and is the author of the "Intellectual Property" chapter of the Washington Civil Practice Deskbook. She is also a panel member of the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority mediation and arbitration programs.

Ms. Hendricks holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her law degree from Boston University where she was an editor of the law review. She is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington and a number of federal trial and appellate courts.
Member, Boston University Law Review, 1973-1975. President, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 1991-1992. Member: Freehold Theatre Lab Studio (Director, 1994-1996); FINRA Arbitration and Mediation Programs; American Arbitration Association; International Centre for Dispute Resolution; National Arbitration Forum (Panels for Arbitration).
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Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Copyrights
  • Securities Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Contracts
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Right of Publicity
  • Unfair Trade


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Admitted in 1975, Massachusetts
1982, Colorado
1984, Washington
U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Ninth Circuits and U.S. Tax Court

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  • Law School Attended

    Boston University
    Class of 1975

    University Attended

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Class of 1972

    Associations & Memberships

    King County, Washington State (Chair, Intellectual and Industrial Property Section, 1991-1992; Special District Counsel for Intellectual Property), Federal and American (Member, Law Practic... More

    Representative Cases

    Omawale v. WBZ, 610 F.2d 20 (1st Cir. 1979); Baer v. Abel, 648 F. Supp. 69 (W.D. Wash. 1986); Town of Lexington v. Town of Bedford, 378 Mass. 562, 393 N.E.2d 321 (1979); Williams College v. AG, 375 Mass. 220, 375 N.E.2d 1225 (1978); Van Patten v. Jensen, 112 Wn.2d 552, 773 P.2d 62 (1989); Kaplan v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 100 Wn. App. 571,... More

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    Katherine Hendricks
     901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100,
    Seattle, WA 98164


    Hendricks & Lewis PLLC (Seattle, Washington)

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