Everett Fruehling is the head of the trademark practice group, with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of trademark law, including trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and defense. He is also experienced with domain name issues and disputes and copyright matters.
Everett began his trademark practice in 1994, when he joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark examining attorney. In 1997, he went into private practice to focus on domestic and international trademark law.
His current practice includes counseling clients on issues such as service marks, trade names, trade dress, trade secrets, search clearance, prosecution, contracts, licenses, assignments, releases, and domain name and other trademark-related disputes and litigation. Everett has worked with companies and individuals ranging from publicly traded corporations to entrepreneurs in a wide variety of product and service areas, including automotive products, software, home and personal care products, food and beverages, education, and on-line services.
After graduation from the University of Washington School of Law, Everett returned to Hawai'i in 1992 to serve a one-year term as judicial law clerk for then, First Circuit Court Judge Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., now a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai`i. Everett has been named to World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals since 2013, and Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars since 2014.