Christine B. Redfield

Christine B. Redfield

Christine Redfield is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Trademark Group. Her practice focuses on global brand management and protection. She advises clients from trailblazing start-ups to established global brands on the availability, use, registration, and enforcement of trademarks in the U.S. and worldwide markets.

Chris counsels clients on a variety of issues, including:

  • infringement
  • descriptiveness
  • trade dress
  • dilution
  • abandonment and genericism
  • domain name acquisition and enforcement
  • cobranding
  • social media
  • fair use

She represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and manages similar proceedings globally. Chris helps clients resolve rights to disputed marks by negotiating licenses, assignments, coexistence agreements, settlement agreements and transfer agreements.

Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Chris founded and managed Redfield IP Professional Corporation.


  • Manage worldwide prosecution and enforcement of leading brands
  • Prosecuted over 6500 trademark applications and registrations in nearly every jurisdiction worldwide
  • Negotiated sale of iconic brand and worldwide trademark portfolio on behalf of famous computer hardware company
  • Successfully transferred domain name to client following intricate hijacking scheme by foreign entity
  • Conduct takedowns of mobile apps, websites, and social media handles infringing trademark rights of clients


  • “Play-Doh Scent Registration May Serve As Trademark Model” – Quoted in Bloomberg Article, June 20, 2018
  • Coachella Is About More Than Music, Daily Journal, March 31, 2017
  • “Fashion Tech: Redesigning Trademark Protection”, Daily Journal Article, November 9, 2016
  • Strategies for a Successful Co-Branding Partnership", Article, September 25, 2015
  • "Co-Branding Partnerships - Here's How to Increase the Odds of a Successful Alliance", Intellectual Property, An ALM Supplement Article, Fall 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Association of Corporate Counsel pro-bono clinic, Panelist, September 22, 2017
  • Association of Corporate Counsel pro-bono Clinic, San Francisco, Panelist, September 22, 2017
  •  “Trademark Development and Enforcement Strategies for International Startups”, speaker at Innowest Conference, Sunnyvale, CA, April 11, 2016
  • Silicon Valley USPTO's "Speed Dating for Startups" event, speaker on Trademark Protection and Branding Strategies for Startups, February 11, 2016
  • "Branding Trends in Digital Marketing", The Knowledge Group Live Webcast, panelist on The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property Strategies, December 14, 2015
  • Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic in Mountain View, presenter on IP issues to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel, June 26, 2015
  • International Bar Association Annual Meeting in Tokyo, panelist on Non-Traditional Trademarks – “Marking Territory:  Protecting Retail Store Designs & Scents”, October 24, 2014
  • INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong, Table Topic moderator on “U.S. Specimens: Overview of Strategies and Practical Considerations When Submitting Use Related Documents”, May 11, 2014
  •  “Developing Trade Dress Rights in Wine Labels, Product Design and Packaging”, speaker at Wine Law in Washington, Law Seminars International, August 9, 2013
  • "Trademark Developments in Social Media", IP BYTES: Hot Topics in Trademark Law, The Bar Association of San Francisco, webcast panelist, July 18, 2013
  • "The Good, Bad and Ugly," Social Media and Intellectual Property, International Trademark Association Roundtable, panelist, January 30, 2013
  • "Trade Dress Protection Today: Outlook and Pointers for 2012," K&L Gates/Watermark, March 2012 Webinar
  • Brands and Innovation Leadership Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA), Committee Member, September 2017 – November 2019
  • SheCan, IP Attorney, October 2014 – March 2018
  • State Bar of California (1991)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Justice & Diversity Center - San Francisco Bar Association, Outstanding Volunteer, 2017-18

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