Res Nova Law
Res Nova Law
Intellectual Property & Business Solutions for Creatives & Entrepreneurs
 
 

Welcome to Res Nova Law

Intellectual Property & Business Solutions

For Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Based in Beautiful Portland, Oregon

 
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"REs Nova" [rez 'noh-vuh]

Origin: Latin | Meaning: New Thing

At Res Nova Law, we aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients are, and that's why we call ourselves the "new thing." We’re a modern and tech-savvy intellectual property and business law firm based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with over 50 years of combined experience serving innovators and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. We represent businesses of all types and sizes, including creatives, startups, midsize and quickly growing companies. Although each situation is unique, our focus is always on our clients’ most important business goals.

 
 
 
 

PRACTICE AREAS:

 

Patents  Trademarks  Copyrights  Trade Secrets

Intellectual Property

Just like real property and personal property, the legal system protects “intellectual” property. This includes inventions; business names and branding; secret formulas, processes, and methods used in production; and creative works such as illustrations, songs, photographs, poems, and sculptures. Our experienced intellectual property attorneys can help identify, manage, and protect your business's intellectual property assets; and enforce your intellectual property rights against infringers.

Startups  Contracts  Financing Licensing & More

Business

Our extensive experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts for businesses of all types and sizes, including intellectual property assignment and licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, supplier agreements, and much more. Very often, the best strategy is simply to prevent litigation. Having experienced business lawyers advise you can help preserve your business’s legal rights, help your business run more smoothly and efficiently, and avoid potential litigation.

 
 
 
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Meet Our Team:

Our attorneys and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and offer legal expertise across all areas of intellectual property and business law. Additionally, as a woman-owned and minority business, diversity and inclusion are incredibly important to us. We take great pride in supporting and elevating the businesses of all our clients, regardless of race, gender, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation. We're also committed to empowering our local community through volunteerism and pro bono work.

 
 

Ready to get in touch about your intellectual property or business matter?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A few of our satisfied clients:

 
 
 

Our ClientS SaY:

My consultation with Susan Ford helped me to navigate the legal issues I was facing while making a documentary. Moving ahead, I have every intention of working with Susan again. She is a consummate professional, and truly kind person as well.
— Jen T., Documentary Filmmaker
I have known Susan for nearly 5 years. During the past 6 months she has had to handle several complicated business matters that were critical to me staying in business. Susan delivered results that allowed me to continue operating my small business. She responded quickly to every question I had. She has a sharp mind with over 20 years experience that shows in her work. I can’t recommend working with her enough!
— Tamara Y., Business Owner
Patient, kind, attentive. Res Nova assisted me in reassigning intellectual property as well as leaving an LLC. I was incredibly nervous even to approach legal counsel because it seemed so out of my world. Thankfully, I was walked through every step of the process with ease. If the need arises I will absolutely be calling Res Nova again.
— Jess A., Independent Illustrator
 
 
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Get in Touch:

Have a legal question, conundrum, or exciting new project? Tell us a bit about your situation—just fill out the below form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Or, you can go ahead and schedule an appointment with us right away.

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Our Office:

1455 NW Irving Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209

(971) 247-4023

 

We're in the Wacom Building, located in the Pearl District.